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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/23/2017 12:47 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/23/2017 12:49 AM
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Thomas Fire Now Largest in California History at 273,400 Acres and Still Growing Slowly. Rim Fire Drops to Fourth

Santa Barbara, CA...The Thomas Fire is now the largest fire in California history and will still add to its' mind boggling size before it is completely controlled. Those who lived through and covered the Rim fire and saw first hand how massive a fire that size is the sheer scope of what they have been dealing with becomes all too real.

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The latest release on the fire...The dry cold front moved through the area on December 20 and was replaced by weak offshore flow. Winds gusting to 50 miles per hour tested firelines in the south, with no notable fire activity in the Montecito area, Camino Cielo or Fillmore. A persistent offshore flow will bring low relative humidity and above average temperatures to the fire area for several days. Fire behavior will increase over the next few days with the lowering relative humidity.

The fire area has not received any rainfall over .10 inches since February. Live fuel conditions are far below critical levels. ERCs have dipped with the recent humidity recovery but will begin to increase with continued offshore flow.

Crews are mopping the Camino Cielo to strengthen the fireline there. To the north of Camino Cielo, crews will patrol the fire line in the Zaca fire area, and monitor fire spread where line construction has not been possible due to very rough terrain. The firing operation from the past few days will be mopped up and patrolled.

North of the community of Fillmore fire behavior has been was minimal where it has backed into the Sespe drainage. Fire spread east of Rose Valley to Bear Haven will be monitored by air. Fire spread has been minimal in this area for the last week, with IR information corroborating that intel. To the north, the fire is slowly moving through the Sespe Wilderness and Bear Haven area, where it is being closely monitored. Carpinteria, the Ojai Valley area, and Highway 126 between Highway 150 and Fillmore are all in patrol status and will transition to unstaffed.

On 12/22 at 6PM California Incident Management Team 4 and California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 will transfer command of the Thomas fire to California Interagency Incident Management Team 3.

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Only you.
Posted on: 2017-12-23 04:19:51   By: Anonymous
this is what happens when the government will not allow the forests to be properly managed.

this is also what happens when property owners FAIL to clean their properties year round in preparation for events like this.

only you can prevent this from happening to you.

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    Re: Only you.
    Posted on: 2017-12-23 04:34:56   By: Anonymous
    Thank you Smokey

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    Re: Only you.
    Posted on: 2017-12-23 05:50:47   By: Anonymous
    "only you can prevent this from happening to you."
    But you just blamed the government...make up your mind.
    but I know what you mean

    Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

    PS Please drive safe, getting there alive is what it's all about, isn't it?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-24 11:58:21   By: Anonymous
There's another issue at play here beyond proper forest management. The fire that broke out near the Getty Museum was apparently caused by homeless people leaving the campfire unattended. One of the greatest Hepatitis outbreaks now occurring in the San Diego area, also a direction connection to the homeless. More housing is not the answer alone.

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    Re: We care more about actions not words
    Posted on: 2017-12-24 21:58:50   By: Anonymous
    If you got the answer pal, give it up cause people want to know.

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