Thomas Fire Burns 132,000 Acres, Over 400 Homes Destroyed

The Thomas Fire has burned over 115,000 acres and has destroyed over 400 homes and other structures.  Firefighters say they made good progress on the fire yesterday but it remains only five percent contained. 

Ventura County homeowners have been forced to flee their homes as mandatory evacuation orders were issued yesterday for Faria Beach and parts of Carpinteria in neighboring Santa Barbara County. Some parts of Ojai, Santa Paula, and La Conchita remain under evacuation. 

These are the current evacuations in the area:

City of Santa Paula - Boundary of Say Road north to Thomas Aquinas, Dickenson Ranch Road east to Santa Paula Creek

Santa Paula unincorporated area, east of Santa Paula Creek, north of highway 126, west of Hall Road to Timber Canyon Road 

City of Santa Paula - Boundary of Monte Vista Street north to city limits, Foothill Road from Steckel to Peck Road to north of city limits

Santa Paula unincorporated area towards Ventura- North of Foothill Road from Peck Road to Wells Road including: Wheeler Canyon, Aliso Canyon and Rancho Vista

City of Ventura - Teloma east to Brent Street, Telegraph Road north to north of Foothill Road

City of Ventura - Victoria Road east to Hill Road, Telegraph Road north to Foothill Road

City of Ventura - North Ashwood Avenue east to Hill Road, Telegraph Road north to Foothill Road

City of Ventura - North of Foothill Road from Wells Road to Poli Street

City of Ventura - North of Main Street from Seward Avenue to Hwy 33 (includes entire Ventura Avenue area)

Oak View - Boundary of Hwy 33, Creek Road and Hermosa Road

Meiners Oaks - North of E. El Roblar between Rice Road and Hwy 33

Entire Community of Casitas Springs - Evacuate to Ventura County Fairgrounds - 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura

East Ojai Valley - Carne Road east to McAndrew Road, Reeves Road north to Thacher Road

Ojai - North of Grand Ave east of Mercer Avenue west of Carne Road and South of the Gridley Trail

Upper Ojai Valley - Hwy 150 from Dennison Grade east to Osborne Road and all residences north

Upper Ojai Valley (West) - Hwy 33 - Matilija Canyon 

Ventura County North Coast Area - Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Road, northwest to Hwy 150, Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Road) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Highway) to Emma Wood State Beach

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