Ventura County fire: Thomas Fire has burned more than 65,000 acres in Ventura County. And a fastly moving fire grew to 7,000 acres in the Santa Clarita area and there is remained at 5 percent containment amid evacuated homes and schools. The fire officials said on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said that the Rye Fire was 5 percent contained Wednesday after it burned about 5,000 acres in Santa Clarita near Magic Mountain on Tuesday. Also, the Magic Mountain amusement park did not seem to be threatened, but it’s the best-known landmark in the area.
Dubbed the Rye Fire, the blaze began about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday near the 2500 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Less than two hours later, it had spread to 5,000 acres.
#RyeFire UPDATE: As of 8:00 a.m., the Rye Fire is confirmed at 7,000 acres burned and still 5% containment. 775 firefighters on scene.
— Santa Clarita City (@santaclarita) December 6, 2017
In the last official tweet of Venture County Fire, it says “Extreme Fire weather continues in Ventura County through Thurs. Winds will continue to affect fire behavior by pushing the fire and keeping humidity low.”
The Thomas Fire has expanded to 65,000 acres and still has zero percent containment as the blaze continues to rage Wednesday. The blaze has destroyed at least 150 structures, and Cal Fire said 12,000 more are threatened.
NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image on Tuesday afternoon showing gray plumes of smoke from the fires, pushed by Santa Ana winds, drifting far out into the Pacific.
Google also helping with the features of providing SOS alter, a map of the affected area, Donation, official local information from Ventura County Fire Department, and Los Angeles Fire Department.