Thomas Fire Explodes to 231,700 Acres, Claims Place in California History Week-old wildfire now threatening Santa Barbara County communities has grown to become state’s fifth largest ever; more than 640 homes destroyed

With the end nowhere in sight, the Thomas Fire now burning in Santa Barbara County has secured its place in the annals of California wildfires. …Most Santa Barbara County schools canceled classes for at least Monday, and Westmont College closed its campus in the Montecito foothills since it was in the mandatory evacuation zone Sunday night. more

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