Thomas Fire General Information
Last Modified on December 17, 2017

Thomas Fire

Thomas Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: December 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Date/Time Started: December 04, 2017 6:28 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, City of Ventura, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Sheriff,
County: Santa Barbara County,Ventura County
Location: Hwy 150 and Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula
Acres Burned - Containment: 270,000 acres - 45% contained
Structures Threatened: 18,000 structures threatened
Structures Destroyed: 1,026 Structures Destroyed, 242 Structures Damaged
Evacuations: Ventura County Evacuation Map

Santa Barbara County Evacuation Map

12/17/17 - News Release for more information about evacuations being lifted.

12/17/17 - News Release for more information about evacuations being lifted.

12/17/17 - News Release for more information about evacuations being lifted.

12/17/17 - News Release for more information about live video and radio updates given in Spanish.

12/17/17 4:00 PM- News Release for more information about the Santa Barbara community meeting.

12/17/17 6:00 PM- News Release for more information about the Thomas Fire press conference.

12/17/17 PM - Incident Update for more information on this fire.

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, Ventura County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, City of Ventura Fire Department, City of Ventura Police Department, USFS/Los Padres National Forest, CAL OES, Red Cross, Southern California Edison, CHP, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, SoCaGas, Crimson Pipeline, Wildfire Defense Systems, CA Resources Group, Santa Paula Police, Santa Paula Fire, Ventura County OES, Santa Barbara OEM
Total Fire Personnel: 8,526
Total Fire Engines: 972
Total Fire Crews: 166
Total Helicopters: 34
Total Dozers: 75
Total Water Tenders: 86
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE IMT-4
Long/Lat: -119.09124/34.41521
Conditions:

Red flag warnings will remain in place for the Ventura area until 8PM tonight. Critical fire weather will continue over the fire area, with north/northeast winds forecasted. Critical fire weather combined with very high fuel loading, critically low fuel moistures, and single-digit relative humidities will continue to support fire growth on the west, east and north sides of the fire. Areas of concern are above the coastal Santa Barbara County communities, including Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Summerland, and also Matilija Wilderness, Rose Valley, and Sespe river drainage north of Fillmore. The threat continues to Fillmore and surrounding agricultural values with fire being established in the Sespe drainage. Fire suppression repair and Damage Inspection will continue as appropriate based on fire conditions. Repopulation will continue as threats in previously evacuated areas decreases.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: For the most current district and school closures, please visit Ventura County Office of Education.

For the most current district and school closures, please visit Santa Barbara County Office of Education.

For the most current college closures, click here

12/17/17 PM - Incident Update for more information on this fire.

Phone Numbers (805) 465-6650 (Thomas Fire Information Line )  
Phone Numbers (800) 400-1572 (Thomas Fire Information Line (Santa Barbara County) )  

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