UPDATE 12/10,  10:37 A.M.

Telephone Information Line has been established for the public: 805-465-6650.

Total number of people evacuated from the Thomas Fire: 87,043, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. 

The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for much of the city of Ventura, but some portions still remain affected. For an updated map, visit City of Ventura:

The first confirmed death relating to the Thomas Fire: Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula, found dead along an evacuation route on Wheeler Canyon Road Wednesday night. 

Ojai Valley Unified School District schools will be closed until Jan. 2, 2018.

Thomas Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: December 10, 2017 8:38 am    
Date/Time Started: December 4, 2017 6:28 pm  
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, City of Ventura, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Sheriff,  
County: Santa Barbara County,Ventura County  
Location: Hwy 150 and Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula  
Acres Burned – Containment: 173,000 acres – 15% contained  
Structures Threatened: 15,000 structures threatened  
Structures Destroyed: 537 Structures Destroyed, 118 Structures Damaged  
Evacuations: Evacuation Map

12/10/2017 6:00 AM – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Areas of Santa Barbara County

12/10/2017 2:30 AM – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

12/10/2017 1:50 AM – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

12/9/2017 12 Noon – Evacuations Lifted in Portions of Ventura City and Ventura County

12/9/2017 11 AM – Evacuations Lifted in Areas of Santa Barbara

12/9/2017 10 AM – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

12/9/17 PM – See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire.  

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Ventura County Fire, Ventura County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, City of Ventura Fire Department, City of Ventura Police Department, USFS/Los Padres National Forest, CAL OES, Red Cross, Southern California Edison, CHP, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, SoCaGas, Crimson Pipeline, Wildfire Defense Systems, CA Resources Group, Santa Paula Police, Santa Paula Fire, Ventura County OES, Santa Barbara OEM  
Total Fire Personnel: 4,435  
Total Fire Engines: 575  
Total Fire crews: 47  
Total Helicopters: 30  
Total Dozers: 46  
Total Water Tenders: 31  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE IMT-4  
Long/Lat: -119.09124/34.41521  
Conditions: Active backing fire with short runs when in alignment with topography and wind have hampered containment efforts. The fire continues to threaten structures in various parts of the cities of Ventura, Ojai, Casitas Springs, Santa Paula, Carpinteria, Fillmore and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County and Matilija Canyon. The fire is expected to spread towards Santa Barbara County, Sespe Wilderness and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. Although a Red Flag Warning will remain in effect for the area, for today the NE winds will diminish in the afternoon hours with week onshore flow developing. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the fire perimeter.


Ventura County 
For the most current district and school closures, please visit Ventura County Office of Education.

Santa Barbara County
(REOPEN Monday, December 11th) · Cold Spring School District · Montecito Union School District 
(CLOSED Monday, December 11th, planning to REOPEN December 12th) · Adelante Charter · Goleta Union School District · Hope Elementary School District · Peabody Charter · Santa Barbara Charter · Santa Barbara Unified School District 
(CLOSED Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th – planning to REOPEN Wednesday, December 13th) · Carpinteria Unified School District 
(CLOSED Monday, December 11th, planning to REOPEN December 12th) · Santa Barbara Community College

For the most current college closures, click here

12/9/17 PM – See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire.  

Phone Numbers  (805) 465-6650 (Thomas Fire Information Line) 

ThomasFire by the numbers as of 12/8, 9:00 a.m., according to the Ventura County Fire Department:

132,000 acres
10% contained
439 structures lost (427 in Ventura)

Personnel assigned: 3528, including 21 helicopters, 544 engines, 48 hand crews, and 26 bulldozers. At least 100 agencies throughout California and out of state are involved.

Boil Water Alert Update: Casitas Municipal Water District says that all boiling water alerts still in effect, Ojai Valley, Foster Park, Casitas Springs will probably be rescinded this evening, however for the city of Ventura, a decision has yet to be made. Also, no one should be irrigating at this time to keep hydrants at full capacity. Use for essential purposes only.

To see if you are affected by the notice, visit