Thomas Fire 100 Percent Contained As Of Friday Morning

Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Ryan Thomas hikes down steep terrain rendered barren by the Thomas Fire last month. Authorities announced Friday they had reached 100 percent containment of the fire which is the largest in modern California history

Thomas Fire 100 Percent Contained As Of Friday Morning

4 outside Ventura as a series of blazes cropped up across Southern California, but it eventually grew to be the largest, burning through around 281,893 acres ― or about 213,000 football fields ― in and around the Los Padres National Forest. In addition to causing massive destruction, the fire also contributed to earlier this week. Just 13 people remain assigned to the fire.

The fire killed at least: Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula and Cory Iverson, 32, a firefighter from San Diego.

Los Padres National Forest officials flew over the scorched land Thursday and determined that it was fully contained. The fire burned almost 282,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 structures. "We would also like to thank the local and surrounding communities for their understanding and support during this time", forestry officials stated.

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The teams will turn over their data to Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management and Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, who will develop emergency preparedness and response plans for their respective communities. Please write "Thomas Fire Fund" in the memo.

Mud and debris have destroyed homes and trapped people in their houses from the foothills above Montecito to the beach.

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