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Thomas fire within 500 acres of becoming California's largest wildfire on record

VENTURA, Calif. - Firefighters continued to make progress on the Thomas fire Friday as the monster inferno was within 500 acres of becoming the largest California wildfire on record.

As of Friday morning, the blaze was 65 percent contained after burning 272,800 acres, eclipsed only by

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