Thomas Fire (Wildfire)

The Thomas Fire started on December 4, 2017 at approximately 6:35 p.m. in upper Ojai near Thomas Aquinas College in the city of Santa Paula, CA in Ventura County. Due to the Santa Ana wind events in the area, the fire spread rapidly and continues to burn actively with extreme rates of spread and long range spotting when pushed by winds. The fire is established on the north and east side of Highway 150 and is also burning on the west side of Highway 30. The fire has pushed northwest of Ventura and has reached Highway 101. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the perimeter. While the majority of the fire is on state land, it has consumed approximately 5,000 acres of forest land in the Ojai Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest. Crews are working to stop the growth in this area and preventing the fire from establishing in the Sespe Wilderness.Fire Status:Total Acreage: 65,000Containment: 0%Structures...

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