Thomas Fire - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Thomas Fire


Twin blazes form California's largest wildfire in history

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 114,850 hectares – an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles – and are just 30% contained

WILDFIRES. An air tanker drops retardant on the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, burning along High Valley Rd near Clearlake Oaks, California, on August 5, 2018. Photo by Noah Berger/AFP

Returning winds churn up heightened alert in fire-hit California

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The National Weather Service issues a red alert for 'gusty winds and low relative humidity' in the affected area of Santa Barbara County

Firefighter killed in massive California blaze

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:04 AM

San Diego-based Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, according to Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott

THOMAS FIRE. Smoke from the Thomas Fire is seen from Santa Paula, California as it rises over Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, December 12, 2017. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Filipinos along path of California wildfires urged to evacuate if needed

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:57 AM

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles estimates that there are 25,800 Filipinos in Ventura County, where the Thomas Fire is wreaking havoc

WILDFIRE. Firefighters battle strong winds as they try to save a house during the Thomas wildfire in Ventura, California on December 5, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP