California Wildfires Make History

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The California wildfires are making history for all the wrong reasons.

The Thomas Fire, burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, is now one of the top 10 largest California Wildfires.
It has burned 173,000 acres.

The fire began north of Santa Paula, near Steckel Park and Thomas Aquinas College, on December 4, 2017.

The Thomas Fire has destroyed at least 794 structures, while damaging 187 others; by December 11, the Thomas Fire had cost at least $38.4 million to fight.

The fire forced over 94,607 residents to evacuate.

Santa Ana winds continue to fan fires across Southern California.

More evacuations have been ordered.

In San Diego County 85 structures were reduced to rubble by fire on Thursday.



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