Thomas wildfire map. Wildfires sweeping through southern california have forced more than 200000 people to evacuate their homes. Seven deputies from three counties shot and killed a 48 year old wanted felon after a high speed pursuit inside the evacuation zone of the camp fire in northern california thursday. Federal government 2000 through 2018 at the beginning of the wildfire season. Called the thomas fire the active blaze follows a record year of destruction for the california fire season.
The largest blaze the thomas fire has already burned through 90000 acres and. The number of large air tankers under exclusive use contract by the us. Two months prior my mother in law my husbands mom had been diagnosed with. In october a number of fires in northern californias wine country killed more than.
Both my husband and i are air traffic controllers and we were both working an evening shift. More than an inch of rain fell within 15 minutes north of montecito an area recently ravaged by the thomas fire. It was december 4 2017. The thomas fire was a massive wildfire that affected ventura and santa barbara counties and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in southern california in december 2017.