Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:45

California’s Thomas Fire is roughly 45 percent contained and is now considered the third largest wildfire in state history, authorities say.

Firefighters battling the fire northwest of Los Angeles are working against another high winds.

The fire which has gone on for two weeks and burned nearly 270,000 acres and has become the third largest wildfire in the state’s modern history, according to Calfire. It has destroyed more than 1,000 structures.

Gusts up to 70 mph in mountain areas along the coast were threatening to bring down power lines and spark more fires, according to Southern California Edison.