Ventura county fire in California burns 65000 acres

Ventura county fire in California burns 65000 acres

People driving on Highway 101 on Tuesday night posted videos of the fire as it encroached upon the freeway. They recommend anyone who is near the area, who isn't under an evacuation order, to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

A man was doing his best to spray down his house before he could evacuate.

He had so little time to escape the wind-whipped Thomas Fire that he couldn't save his cats, or even get his wallet.

In La Conchita, Highway 101 has been closed for 16 miles at State Route 126.

Flames from the Thompson fire were within half a mile of the Santa Barbara County line by 1 a.m. Thursday and moving fast toward the north, and areas that had been issued an evacuation warning about four hours earlier were placed under mandatory evacuation orders.

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"It's big, it's powerful, it's something you don't want to mess around with", said Jordan Harp, a Santa Barbara resident.

An evacuation shelter was opened at the UCSB Multi Activity Center at 516 Ocean Road.

Public Information Officer Constance Farrell said local fire and police departments as well as libraries remained fully staffed, despite the number of employees cut off by the closure of the Sepulveda Pass Wednesday.

The Central Coast Jet Center leases space to the U.S. Forest Service and CalFire to operate firefighting aircraft from the Air Attack Base at the airport.

The color-coded system showing the expected strength of the winds driving the region's fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory, pushing past red, which means "high" into the color that means "extreme". "We've never used purple before".

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