Thomas Fire 100% Contained

posted by RJ Johnson @rickerthewriter - 

The record-breaking Thomas Fire in Southern California is finally 100% contained. Fire officials say the largest wildfire in California history was finally contained more than a month after it first started.

The first began in Ventura County and quickly spread into neighboring Santa Barbara County thanks to powerful Santa Ana winds. The fire scorched nearly 282,000 acres and destroyed over 1,000 structures. One Cal Fire firefighter died while battling the blaze last month. 

The Thomas Fire created more problems for residents in Montecito this week after a heavy rainstorm near hillsides that had been burned by the flames killed nearly 20 people. At least five more are still missing according to Santa Barbara officials. 

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