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SCU Lightning Complex Fire Third-Largest in California’s History at Over 347K Acres

ByKelley Wheeler

Aug 24, 2020

One of the massive fires burning in the Bay Area has become the third largest fire in California’s history.

The SCU Lightning Complex Fire burning in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and San Benito counties, has joined the LNU Lightning Complex Fire on the top three biggest fires in the state, according to Cal Fire.

The SCU Complex Fire consists of at least 20 different fires burning in seven counties. In total, the fire has scorched 347,196 acres and is 10% contained. Seventeen structures have been destroyed, and about 20,065 are threatened by the flames.

The LNU Complex Fire is the second-largest fire recorded in California’s history.


Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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