Thomas wildfire map. Two months prior my mother in law my husbands mom had been diagnosed with. It was december 4 2017. A wildfire or wildland fire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas. The current approach to reducing wildfire risk clearing habitat and logging does little to protect communities at greatest risk of destruction.
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. In october a number of fires in northern californias wine country killed more than. Called the thomas fire the active blaze follows a record year of destruction for the california fire season. Wildfires sweeping through southern california have forced more than 200000 people to evacuate their homes.
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. 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. Depending on the type of vegetation present a wildfire can also be classified more specifically as a brush fire bushfire desert fire forest fire grass fire hill fire peat fire vegetation fire or veld fire.