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Thomas Fire Change of Command

Incident: Thomas Fire Wildfire
Released: 12/30/2017

Thomas Fire Change of Command

GOLETA, Calif. – The Thomas Fire that has affected portions of Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and the Los Padres National Forest will be having a change in command at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30. Firefighters have contained 92 percent of the fire. The Type 1 Interagency Incident Management Team, under the leadership of Mark von Tillow, will hand over command of the fire to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team, under the command of Dave Valencia from the Los Padres National Forest.

The Incident Command Post at the Ventura County Fairgrounds will be moved to the Los Prietos Ranger Station, 3505 Paradise Road in Santa Barbara.

The contact number for Fire Information will remain the same, 805-826-1357. For questions regarding post-fire recovery in Ventura County, call the Ventura County Information Line at 805-465-6650 and press option 2. For Santa Barbara County, call the Santa Barbara County Information Line at 800-400-1572.

For media inquiries, call 925-588-6904.

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

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Santa Barbara County Fire Information
Phone: 800-400-1572
Hours: M-S 7-7p
Ventura County Fire Information
Phone: 805-465-6650
Hours: M-S 24 hours
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