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Thomas Fire News Release

Thomas Fire Morning Update for December 12, 2017

Incident: Thomas Fire Wildfire
Released: 12/12/2017

Severe fire weather will continue to promote significant fire growth further into Santa Barbara County, threatening the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland. In the north and east, active backing fire will move further into the Sespe Wilderness and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. Gusty offshore winds will continue to threaten structures in parts of Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Casitas Springs, Fillmore, unincorporated areas of Ventura County, Murrieta Canyon and Matilija Canyon. There is critical communication infrastructure on multiple peaks within the fire area that could affect public safety communications as well as cellular service. Residents are urged to use caution while driving as fire equipment is still operating in the fire areas.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS:


CITY OF VENTURA

North of Foothill Road from Day Road to Kimball Road

OJAI AREA

Unincorporated areas west of Ventura River, north of SR 150, east of Casitas Ranger Station, south of Los Padres National Forest

Los Encinos Road to Burnham Road, South of SR 150, and the Lake Casitas Recreation Area south of SR 150

Entire Community of Casitas Springs UNINCORPORATED VENTURA COUNTY

Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley

VENTURA COUNTY NORTH COAST AREA

Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Road, northwest to Hwy 150, Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Road) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Highway) to Emma Wood State Beach UNINCORPORATED AREA OF FILLMORE

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

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY For the communities of Carpinteria, Montecito and Santa Barbara County from east at Mission Canyon Road to west from SR-150, and north of

SR-192 to East Camino Cielo

VOLUNTARY EVACUATION:

OJAI

Casitas Pass Road east to Highway 33, Spring Street to Loma Drive. (Includes Rice Road east to Loma Drive. Baldwin Road north to Besant Road)

UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF FILLMORE

Sespe Creek to the west, Burson Ranch to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

The entire community of Carpinteria and Summerland is under voluntary evacuations from south of SR-192 to the Pacific Ocean.

The community of Montecito is under voluntary evacuations from between Highway 101 and SR-192.

Portions of Santa Barbara City between SR-192 and S. Salinas Street are under voluntary evacuations.

EVACUATION CENTERS:

City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building

City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium

City of Goleta - UCSB

Animal Evacuations:

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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Goleta, CA 93117
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