Wind-Driven Thomas Fire Grows to 45,000 Acres; 150 Structures Destroyed

Editor’s Note from Ventura County: When talking evacuations during a wildfire, it can be achieved in 3 simple steps: 1-Get your home Ready, 2-Get your family Set, & 3-Go EARLY!

A wind-driven brush fire that broke out north of Santa Paula Monday evening, forcing thousands of evacuations, has destroyed dozens of structures and burned into the Ventura city limits Tuesday morning.

The fire, dubbed the Thomas Fire, exploded to 45,000 acres — about 70 square miles — overnight and is 0 percent contained, fire officials announced at a morning news conference.

About 500 firefighters from several agencies are actively fighting the fire, according to Ventura County’s emergency information website.

 

Read the rest of the story on KTLA


Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

7 + 6 =