Map: See how far Thomas Fire zone would extend in San Jose

"The fire line from Ventura to Santa Barbara is contained and secure", Cal Fire said in its nightly update.

The Thomas fire has swept through 273,400 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties since December 4 and is still only 65 percent contained, according to a report released by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

The Thomas Fire, which charred 273,400 acres, is now the largest wildfire in California history, according to Cal Fire. Temperatures are expected to reach the low- to mid-70s next week in Santa Barbara.

It's an area that's already bigger than the size of New York City.

The disaster milestone has resulted in 2017 becoming the most destructive fire season on record in California, as multiple burns, including October wildfires in northern California's wine country that destroyed over 10,000 homes and killed more than 40 people, have decimated the Golden State, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Deadline adds that the Thomas fire threatened celebrity havens Montecito and Santa Barbara, with almost 100,000 evacuated and a slew of famous names showing gratitude to firefighters battling the blaze and trying to save the area. Twenty-one commercial buildings burned.

This year has been the costliest for wildfires in United States history.

The state sent firefighters south as part of a mutual-aid agreement that brought California firefighters to assist with OR wildfires last summer.

During the two-plus weeks the fires have burned, at least 95,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate, Cal Fire has said. Evacuations were ordered for a few days, and then lifted Thursday.

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