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Thomas Fire Crosses Into Santa Barbara County

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    Thomas Fire Community Meeting Held

    A community meeting was held to discuss the impact of the Thomas Fire. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Published Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017)

    What to Know

    • The blaze had reached 155,000 acres, with 15 percent containment, by Saturday evening.

    • Costs associated with suppressing the fire were estimated at $17 million as of Saturday, Dec. 9.

    • The fire is expected to make its way toward Santa Barbara County.

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    The Thomas Fire reached 155,000 acres as it continued to burn into its sixth day Saturday in Ventura County and into Santa Barbara County.

    The costs associated with suppressing the fire had already ballooned to $17 million dollars by Saturday morning, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

    The city of Santa Paula lifted mandatory evacuations as containment reached 15 percent as of around 7:49 a.m. Saturday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

    Ventura County Residents Return Home for First Time

    [LA] Ventura County Residents Return Home for First Time

    Residents returned home in Ventura County to survey the damage and salvage personal belongings during the short time they were able to access their neighborhood. Christine Kim reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017)

    The fire continued to threaten structures in Ventura, Ojai, Casitas Springs, Santa Paula, Carpinteria, Fillmore and unincorporated areas of Ventura County and Matilija Canyon, according to Cal Fire.

    Red flag warnings remain in place for the area. 

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