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The SCU Lightning Complex Fire burned 372,971 acres in Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Merced County, and San Benito County, leaving five dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed, and is 35% contained. The LNU Lightning Complex had burned more than 371,249 acres across Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo and Solano countis and is only 35% contained, as of Friday morning.
For comparison, 372,971 acres, or approximately 582.8 square miles, is larger than the entire city of Los Angeles, more than 12 San Franciscos and three times the size of Lake Tahoe.
That's the size of almost 15 Disney Worlds and 731 Disneylands.
The complex could house 282,553 football fields. It could also fit 1,207,494 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The two fires only rival 2018's Mendocino Complex, which burned more than 459,000 acres in Colusa, Lake, Mendocino and Glenn counties. That fire destroyed 280 buildings and claimed the life of one person.
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This report has been updated to reflect the changing size of the fires.
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