Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara County,Ventura County Last Update: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

25%
Contained
237,500
Acres burned
Dec 4
Started (2017)
191
Fine particles (PM2.5)
Thomas Fire
Location of
Hwy 150 And Hwy 126, North Of Santa Paula
Structures Threatened
18,000 structures threatened
Structures Destroyed
921 Structures Destroyed, 200 Structures Damaged
Evacuations
Ventura County Evacuation MapSanta Barbara County Evacuation Map12/13/17 AM - See the latestIncident Updatefor more information on this fire.12/13/17 - See the latestNews Releasefor more information about evacuations being lifted.12/13/17 - See the latestPublic Safety Messagefor more information about traffic caution.
Injuries
n/a

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Resources Deployed

Fire Personnel
7,956
Fire Engines
983
Fire Crews
152
Air Tankers
n/a
Helicopters
27
Dozers
79
Water Tenders
52

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Additional Details
Information from CalFire
Administrative Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, City of Ventura, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Sheriff,
Cause
n/a
Damage Assessment
n/a
Road Closures
n/a
Current Situation
n/a
School Closures
n/a
Cooperating Agencies
CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, Ventura County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, City of Ventura Fire Department, City of Ventura Police Department, USFS/Los Padres National Forest, CAL OES, Red Cross, Southern California Edison, CHP, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, SoCaGas, Crimson Pipeline, Wildfire Defense Systems, CA Resources Group, Santa Paula Police, Santa Paula Fire, Ventura County OES, Santa Barbara OEM
Conditions
Gusty Santa Ana winds will continue to battle with terrain driven winds. Most significant fire growth will occur to the west. Very high fuel loading, critically low fuel moistures, above average temperatures and single-digit relative humidities will continue to support fire growth on the west, east and north sides of the Thomas Incident. Firefighters will remain engaged in structure defense operations and scout for opportunities to establish direct perimeter control. Fire will continue to threaten the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito and surrounding areas. Fire line construction to the north of these communities will continue. Improvement of the Camino Cielo for use as a control line will continue. Contingency groups will improve existing fuel breaks in Santa Barbara County, particularly in the areas of Windy Point and Foothills. Direct line construction, where possible, will continue on the northern side of the fire within the Zaca Fire burn scar. To north of the Matilija Wildernessindirect line construction will continue in preparation for future burn operations. In previously burned areas, continued mop-up operations will occur in order to expedite repopulation efforts. The area between Fillmore and Ventura along Highway 126 will remain in patrol status. Fire personnel will work to construct direct fire line with the support of aerial resources where possible on the east side of the fire. Scouting for establishment of indirect fire line will continue where needed.SCHOOL CLOSURES:For the most current district and school closures, please visitVentura County Office of Education.For the most current district and school closures, please visitSanta Barbara County Office of Education.For the most current college closures,click here12/13/17 AM - See the latestIncident Updatefor more information on this fire.12/13/17 - See the latestPublic Safety Messagefor more information about traffic caution.
Phone Numbers
(805) 465-6650 (Thomas Fire Information Line )
Training
n/a

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