Thomas Fire at 234,200 Acres
(Photos: Mike Eliason, John Palminteri, VCFD)
Evacuations have now extended to SR-154 in Santa Barbara effective 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10. See all evacuation orders under "Mandatory Evacuations" and "Voluntary Evacuations" below. Click here to view the most recent heat map. All new updates highlighted in yellow.
Injuries: A firefighter suffered a leg injury on Sunday while working on the Thomas Fire. He fractured his leg and was being treated at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Mail Delivery: The US Postal Service has announced mail will not be delivered in mandatory evacuation zones.
State of Emergency: Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County due to the Thomas fire. In addition, Santa Barbara County was issued a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with the mitigation, management, and control of the Thomas Fire. Read more here.
Update from CalFire at 7:20 pm 12/11/17: The flare-ups seen to the east of downtown Santa Barbara and the Riviera are being monitored and do not currently pose a threat. The fire is feeding on unburned fuels within the current parameter. Expect to see similar conditions throughout the night. Firefighters anticipate this fire behavior. Fire is more visible at night and appears closer than it is. Firefighters continue to remain in place providing structure defense in the affected area.
Update from CalFire at 4pm 12/11/17: Mandatory and voluntary evacuations for the City of Ventura have been lifted with the exception of the areas north of Foothill Road from Day Road to Kimball Road. These areas remain under a mandatory evacuation.
Update from CalFire at 2pm 12/11/17: The mandatory evacuations of the unincorporated area between the cities of Ojai and Santa Paula commonly known as “Upper Ojai” along HWY 150 from Reeves road to Osborn road has been lifted. The mandatory evacuations of the area east of SR - 33, south of Cozy Ojai Rd, west of Foothill Rd and north of Fairview Rd has also been lifted.
Update from CalFire at 6am 12/10/17: Due to changing conditions, Thomas Fire Unified Command requested the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office to issue an order expanding the mandatory evacuation to include the Carpinteria and Montecito areas east of Buena Vista Drive, north of Hwy 192 to the County line. Residents in this area should evacuate now. The Rincon Point area remains under mandatory evacuation. The Sheriff's Office has also issued a voluntary evacuation warning from east of San Ysidro to the County line and south of Highway 192 to the ocean. This includes the city of Carpinteria and some areas of Montecito. Residents in this area need to be prepared to leave in a moment's notice.
— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) December 10, 2017
Acres Burned: 234,200
Structures Destroyed: 889
Structures Damaged: 182
Structures Threatened: 18,000
Total Personnel: 6,946
Citizens Evacuated/Sheltered: 94,607
Total Cost to Date: $48,616,000
Current Situation: Severe fire weather will continue to promote significant fire growth further into Santa Barbara County, threatening the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland. In the north and east, active backing fire will move further into the Sespe Wilderness and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. Gusty offshore winds will continue to threaten structures in parts of Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Casitas Springs, Fillmore, unincorporated areas of Ventura County, Murrieta Canyon and Matilija Canyon. There is critical communication infrastructure on multiple peaks within the fire area that could affect public safety communications as well as cellular service. Residents are urged to use caution while driving as fire equipment is still operating in the fire areas.
EOC Hotline 805-465-6650
NEW: Santa Barbara County (7:00 pm on 12/10/17)
- North of Highway 192 to East Camino Cielo between Highway 150 and Mission Canyon Road.
- Hot Springs Road to Buena Vista Road, from Highway 192 north to East Camino Cielo
- Buena Vista east to the County line and north of Highway 192 (E. Valley Road), to include the 900 block of Park Lane east.
- Carpinteria area East of Toro Canyon Rd. East to HWY 150, North of Hwy 192 to Camino Cielo.
- Carpinteria area East of intersection of Casitas Pass Rd & Hwy 192, North of Hwy 192, & West of the county line.
- SR-192 north to E.Camino Cielo between Toro Canyon Rd and Linden Ave.
- Shepherd Mesa, Gobernador Canyon and Rincon Point.
City of Ventura
- North of Foothill Road from Day Road to Kimball Road
Entire Community of Casitas Springs
- Unincorporated areas west of Ventura River, north of SR 150, east of Casitas Ranger Station, south of Los Padres National Forest
- Los Encinos Road to Burnham Road, South of SR 150, and the Lake Casitas Recreation Area south of SR 150
Unincorporated Ventura County Area
- Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley
Ventura County North Coast Area
- Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Road, northwest to Hwy 150, Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Road) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Highway) to Emma Wood State Beach
Unincorporated area of Fillmore
- The area of Hall Road to the west, Sespe Creek to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north
If a Mandatory Evacuation (Order) is issued, you are advised to leave the area immediately. Emergency response personnel may not be able to assist you if you choose to remain. In addition, your presence in the area may hinder emergency response. The mandatory evacuation area will be patrolled by law enforcement personnel.
NEW: Santa Barbara County (as of 7:00 PM 12/10/17)
- Above (North of) Highway 192 between Mission Canyon and Highway 154
- South of Highway 192, east of Mission Canyon, west of Hot Springs, north of APS, Salinas Street and Highway 101 to Hot Springs
- East of Hot Springs, South of Highway 192, West of Highway 150
- Casitas Pass Road east to Highway 33, Spring Street to Loma Drive. (Includes Rice Road east to Loma Drive. Baldwin Road north to Besant Road)
Unincorporated area of Fillmore
- Sespe Creek to the west, Burson Ranch to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north.
Voluntary Evacuation (Warning) means there is a potential threat to life and property from the fire, but does not generally require leaving immediately. People in the Voluntary Evacuation (Warning) Area should make preparations should a mandatory evacuation order be issued. If you live in a voluntary evacuation zone, you should be prepared to leave immediately upon receiving instructions to do so. You may receive these instructions with very little notice. People with access and functional needs should consider leaving now. Consideration of evacuating large animals now may be prudent.
Heat index map by Direct Relief: Click here for a larger map
Santa Barbara County
University of California, Santa Barbara Multi Activity Center
An evacuation shelter has been established at the UCSB Recreational Center, 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, 93106. Evacuees should enter UCSB through the main east entrance, park in parking lot 16. Staff will guide you to the Center. Directions to UCSB from Northbound Highway 101: Follow the signs for US-101 North through Santa Barbara. At exit 104B, take ramp right for CA-217 toward Santa Barbara Airport /UCSB. Road name changes to CA-217 N / Ward Memorial Blvd. At the roundabout, take the first right onto Mesa Road, and left on Ocean Road. Lot 16 is on the left, across the street from the Recreation Center.
City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Red Cross - Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals) – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
City of Ojai - Nordhoff High School (Red Cross) -1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023
City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium (Red Cross)- Open 12/5/17, 0700
City of Santa Paula - Santa Paula Community Center (City of SP run shelter) - Open 0800
City of Fillmore - Veteran's Memorial Bldg (City of Fillmore run shelter), 511 2nd Street
HARD ROAD CLOSURES
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
- Linden Avenue and Highway 192
- Santa Monica Road and Highway 192
- Cravens Lane and Highway 192
- Nidever Road and Highway 192
- Toro Canyon Road at Highway 192 and at Ladera Lane
- Highway 192 and Highway 150
- Highway 192 and Casitas Pass Road
- Highway 150 at Via Real
- Highway 150 and Gobernador Canyon Road
- Gibraltar Road from City Limits to East Camino Cielo
- E. Camino Cielo from Highway 154 East to Gibraltar
- Painted Cave from Highway 154 East to East Camino Cielo
Also see the Public Works Road Closure Map for additional information.
OJAI VALLEY & OJAI CITY & UNINCORPORATED AREAS
- SR 150 (Casitas Pass Road) between Santa Ana Rd(Ojai) and the 101
- SR 150 at Santa Ana Road to Via Real
- SR 150 from Reeves Rd(Ojai) to Osborn Rd(Santa Paula)
- SR 33 Northbound at Fairview Rd
VENTURA CITY & UNINCORPORATED AREAS
- North of Foothill Road between Harmon Canyon Road and Hall Canyon Road
- North of Poli Street from Hall Canyon Road to Cedar Street
FILLMORE CITY & UNINCORPORATED AREAS
- Old Telegraph Road at C Street
- Old Telegraph at Keith Road
- Sycamore Road at SR 126
- Hall Road at SR 126
SANTA PAULA UNINCORPORATED AREA
- Cummings Road at Foothill Road
- Peck Road at Foothill Road
- Olive Road at Foothill Road
- Toland at SR 126
- Timber Canyon at SR 126
- Briggs at Foothill Road
- Bridge at SR 126
- Telegraph Rd at SR126
View the latest school closures here.
- Please call 866-EVRT911 (866-387-8911) for requests for assistance in animal evacuations. Large animal evacuations at the Ventura County Fairgrounds - 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA
- For assistance with evacuation of large animals, livestock or small pets, please call Santa Barbara County Animal Services hotline at (805) 681-4332.
- Santa Barbara Humane Society is accepting small domestic animals.
- Earl Warren Showgrounds is accepting large animals.
EOC Hotline: 805-465-6650
Fire Updates: 2-1-1 if you're in the 805 area code, or call 800-400-1572
So Cal Edison: 800-611-1911
Animal Evacuations: (805) 681-4332 or (866) 387-8911
Red Cross: 1-800 RED CROSS
DONATE TO THOMAS FIRE VICTIMS
Text UWVC to 41444 and 100% of the donations will go directly to those affected by the fires.