Thomas Fire now considered largest in California history

26 December, 2017, 10:28 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
  • Local firefighters return home after battling catastrophic California wildfires

Strong winds, steep terrain and low humidity made it hard for firefighters to gain the upper hand on the fire as it moved through parts of Ojai, Casitas Springs and La Conchita.

Earlier this week 300 Oregon firefighters deployed to California through the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal came home and were demobilized.

However, larger fires may predate the list, including the Santiago Canyon Fire of 1889 that reportedly burned 300,000 acres.

This year is the worst on record for wildfire devastation in California.

A sprawling southern California wildfire that has been burning through rugged, drought-parched coastal terrain since December 4 has become the largest on record in the state, officials said on Friday. Credit: Incident Management Team.

The Thomas fire barrelled through much of Ventura County before spreading into Santa Barbara County, fueled by warm, dry winds.




One of the trees was knocked down by wind during the summer, the other one survived the fire.

The most active portion of the blaze remained on the northern flank, in the area of Rose Valley off Highway 33, where a firing operation has been underway and is expected to go on for several days.

All articles on Wildfire Today about the Thomas Fire are tagged "Thomas Fire".

Saturday at 6:00 p.m. responsibilities were transferred to California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 under the leadership of Incident Commander Mark Von Tillow.

More than half of the burned acreage took place on U.S. National Forest land, according to the federal and state agencies overseeing the fire.

There are now no mandatory evacuation orders in effect.

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