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Firefighters Make Progress In Containing Mendocino Complex Fire

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Firefighters Make Progress In Containing Mendocino Complex Fire
The Mendocino Complex Fire has spread across more than 302,000 acres in Northern California, making it the largest blaze in state history.
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Fire officials say they're making progress at putting out the record-breaking Mendocino Complex fire in Northern California.

The blaze is made up of two separate fires that have collectively spread across more than 302,000 acres as of Wednesday evening. 

Cal Fire said the fire was 47 percent contained at that time. 

That number represents no change in containment from the day before. But officials say they've been focused on making sure the blaze doesn't spread, noting that the individual River Fire "saw no growth" in that 24-hour period.

The Mendocino Complex blaze, which started July 27, became the largest fire in state history Monday night. 

Firefighters expect to have the fire completely contained by the start of September.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN