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Thomas Fire

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Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Goleta, CA 93117

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Thomas Fire Morning Update for December 10, 2017

Thomas Fire Wildfire
News – 12/10/2017

Current Situation:

Moderate Santa Ana winds pushed the fire last night and will continue through early this afternoon causing the fire to burned actively with significant growth in the Carpinteria area. The fire continues to burn actively to the north, east, and west. The fire continues to threaten structures in various parts of the cities of Ventura, Ojai, Casitas Springs, Santa Paula, Carpinteria, Fillmore and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County and Matilija Canyon. The fire is expected to spread towards Sespe Wilderness and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the fire perimeter.

Incident Start Date: 12/04/2017 Incident Start Time: 6:26 P.M.

Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Location: Santa Paula / Ventura Expected Containment: Unknown

Total Acreage: 173,000 Containment: 15%

Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0

Structures Threatened: 15,000 Structures Destroyed: 754 Structures Damaged: 162

Engines: 611 Water Tenders: 31 Helicopters: 30 Hand Crews: 55 Dozers: 51 Total Personnel: 4435


Santa Barbara County Unincorporated Currently

Eastside Hwy 150 from Rincon Hill Rd to Hwy 101 Bates Rd

Camino Carreta

Rincon Point Rd

Rincon Point Ln

Buena Fortuna

City of Carpinteria

Portions of the city were placed under a mandatory evacuation during the night

Toro Canyon east to Hwy 150, north to Hwy 192

Ventura County Unincorporated

SR 150 @ Bridge Rd north to Thomas Aquinas

Dickenson Ranch Rd east to east of the Santa Paula Creek

Entire community of Casitas Springs

Unincorporated areas west of Rice Rd

Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley

Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Rd northwest to Hwy 150

Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Rd) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Hwy) to Emma Wood State Beach

East of Santa Paula Creek, north of Hwy 126, west of Hall Rd to Timber Canyon Rd

The area of Hall Rd to the west, Sespe Creek to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north

Los Encinos Neighborhood South of Baldwin Rd and West of Burnham Rd.

City of Ventura

North of Foothill Rd from Kimball Rd west to Poli St

North Poli St from Hall Canyon west to Cedar St

Ojai Area

North of Hwy 150 heading to Hwy 33 and south of Los Padres National Forest

City of Ojai east to Koenigstein Rd,

SR 150 north to north of Thacher Rd

Hwv 150 east of Reeves Rd, and unincorporated areas west of Rice Rd

Hwy 33 north of Fairview Dr

Matilija Canyon

Evacuation Centers:

City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building

City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium

City of Santa Paula - Santa Paula Community Center

City of Goleta – UCSB

Animal Eavacuations:

All animal evacuations are being handled at the Ventura County Fairgrounds located at 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Cooperating Agencies:

CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, Ventura County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Santa Barbara City Fire, City of Ventura Fire, City of Ventura Police Department, USFS/Los Padres National Forest, CAL OES, Red Cross, Southern California Edison, CHP, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, SoCalGas, Santa Paula Police, Santa Paula Fire, Ventura County OES, Santa Barbara OEM, Montecito Fire, Carpinteria – Summerland Fire, California Conservation Corp.

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