Wind-Driven Thomas Fire Explodes to 31,000 Acres; 150 Structures Destroyed
Posted 4:44 AM, December 5, 2017, by Anthony Kurzweil and Lauren Lyster, Updated at 06:43AM, December 5, 2017

A wind-driven brush fire that broke out north of Santa Paula Monday afternoon, 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 31,000 acres — nearly 50 square miles — overnight and is 0 percent contained, according to Ventura County’s emergency information website.


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