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Thomas Fire Grows, More Evacuations Issued

16 Dec 2017, 12:11 pm

The Thomas Fire in Southern California, which as been burning for close to two weeks, has now become the 3rd largest first in California state history. The fire has burned 259,000 acres, is only 40 percent contained and is still growing. The only fires that were larger were the Cedar Fire, which burned 273,246 acres in 2013 and the Rush Fire, which burned 271,911 acres.

That has led to more evacuations across parts of Southern California, for the cities of Santa Barbara, Montecito and Summerland.

The fire threat is expanding to north all across California through Sunday.

Stay tuned to WeatherNation for the latest on the weather conditions across the region and the nation.

For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.




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