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Thomas Fire 40% Containment — Incident Overview from the Government Incident Information System

Thomas Fire 40% Containment — Incident Overview from the Government Incident Information System

Incident Overview Image options: [ Enlarge ] [ Full Size ] UPDATE: Thomas Fire Evening Update for December 16, 2017 CURRENT EVACUATIONS: County of Santa Barbara Ventura County EVACUATION MAPS: Santa Barbara County Evacuation Map Ventura County Evacuation Map If a Mandatory Evacuation (Order) is issued, you are advised to leave the area immediately. Emergency response personnel may not be able to […]

New evacuation orders issued as winds pick up, threatening hundreds of homes in Montecito, Calif.

New evacuation orders issued as winds pick up, threatening hundreds of homes in Montecito, Calif.

MONTECITO, Calif. — New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County Saturday morning as the Thomas fire moved toward the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the coast — removing moisture along the way — and […]

California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California is battling its third-largest wildfire since 1932, and winds and dry conditions may help the blaze grow even further, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said …

20 good things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire

20 good things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire

    20 good things In no particular order, here are a few awesome things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire.   1. Surfboards for first responders   Neighbors at Ventura’s Surfers’ Point rallied to gather surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, and wetsuits to lend to first responders during their time off. Within 20 […]

Thomas fire rages amid longest red flag warning on record

Thomas fire rages amid longest red flag warning on record

LOS ANGELES — As crews battling the deadly Thomas fire girded for a difficult weekend of firefighting, Los Angeles and Ventura counties ended their 12th consecutive day of red flag fire warnings Friday — the longest sustained period of fire weather warnings on record.

Cal Fire Local 2881 Mourns for One of Their Own

Cal Fire Local 2881 Mourns for One of Their Own

Sacramento: Cory Iverson, 32-years-old, a highly respected and well-liked Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) with CAL FIRE, was killed yesterday in the Thomas Fire roaring through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. CAL FIRE Local 2881 President, Mike Lopez, left Sacramento immediately to be with his firefighters and to help care for Cory’s family. The following is […]

City of Ventura Thomas Fire 2nd Community Meeting, December 16

City of Ventura Thomas Fire 2nd Community Meeting, December 16

Residents of Ventura who have been directly affected by the Thomas Fire are invited to attend a second community meeting at 3pm on Saturday, December 16, in the Auditorium of Buena High School, 5670 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Community Access Partners San Buenaventura (CAPS) will once again provide a live feed, accessible for viewing on local […]

Thomas Fire near Santa Paula Airport

Thomas Fire near Santa Paula Airport

Editor’s Note: These photos were taken yesterday, December 14th, in the morning. From Rowena Mason, Santa Paula Airport, CA   With permission from Cal-Fire, Mike Salas was able to take some photos from a drone this morning at sunrise. We currently have 22 helicopters, support equipment, fuel tankers and over 100 fire personnel working at our airport. […]

Safe clean-up of ash – Instructions for dealing with ash

Safe clean-up of ash – Instructions for dealing with ash

(Ventura County, Calif.) – If your home was impacted by the Thomas fire, here are some health precautions to take after you return home and before you begin the clean- up process. If a structure on your property was destroyed during the recent fire, then you must wait for the proper authorities to approve and […]

City of Camarillo Providing Free Particulate Masks to the Public and City Employees

City of Camarillo Providing  Free Particulate Masks to the Public and City Employees

Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo is providing Free particulate masks (N-95) to the public and to city employees. Regular and small sizes are available. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will be available until supplies last or the necessity passes. The City will distribute two to each person to allow […]

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