Ventura County Fire Dept.

Thomas Fire at 89 percent containment

Dec 27, 2017

A brush fire exploded on December 4 into a fierce wildfire burning over 440 square miles from Santa Paula to the hills above Santa Barbara, and eastward into the Los Padres National Forest. This week, several hundred firefighters remain on the scene working to extinguish all flames and mop up; containment is now at 89 percent. 

Ventura County Fire Department Facebook page

Fire crews in Southern California are expecting full control sometime Tuesday of a major brush fire that erupted just north of Ventura on Christmas.