New Evacuations as Thomas Fire Becomes 3rd Largest in California History
ContactRelief recommends continued suspension of contact with consumers in the Thomas fire area.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM -06:00
ContactRelief Recommendations for Contact Centers
ContactRelief is making public its recommendations made to ContactRelief subscribers, Sunday, December 17th, 2017.
ContactRelief recommends continued suspension of contact with California consumers affected by the Thomas fire. To obtain the list of the affected zip codes, become a ContactRelief subscriber.
New Evacuations as Thomas Fire Grows to 3rd Largest California Fire
New evacuations were ordered in Santa Barbara County as the Thomas Fire, now the 3rd largest wildfire in California history, continues to threatened populated areas. The fire has burned more than 269,000 acres. The new evacuations were issued to protect residents in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, and Summerland communities.
Mandatory evacuations were lifted in the city of Ventura. CAL-FIRE officials say the fire is now 40% contained. Full containment is still not expected until early January 2018.Some Ventura County schools are planning to reopen Monday, December 18th, 2017, while a few will remain closed until January 8th, 2018. All Santa Barbara County schools are closed through January 2, 2018.
ContactRelief's recommends continued suspension of contact with consumers affected by the Thomas Fire until further notice. ContactRelief has adjusted its recommendations as evacuation orders were issued and lifted. To cover the new evacuation areas, we have added two zip codes to the suspension zone.
Thomas Fire in Ventura County
- Acres burned: 269,000
- Containment: 40% - Full containment expected 01/07/2017
- Structures destroyed: 794
- Structures damaged: 189
- Structures threatened: 18,000
- Personnel on site: 8,529
- New Mandatory Evacuations in Santa Barbara County
- Ventura County School closures
- Santa Baraba County School closures
- CAL FIRE Incident Information
- CAL FIRE Incident Update
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