Fire in California made it to Santa Barbara

Fire in California made it to Santa Barbara

The fire in California, called the Thomas Fire, which began last week, has burned more than 170,000 acres in Ventura County. On Sunday, the fire moved to the North, reaching the small town of Montecito and Carpinteria in Santa Barbara.

The national weather service has issued a warning about the dangerous situation caused by the fire, for the area.

Fire Department County of Santa Barbara have published a number of tweets with messages about the burned houses and emergencies.

According to The Washington Post, as a result of the spread of the fire more than 85,000 residents of Santa Barbara were left without electricity, evacuated.

However, there is also good news. Some of the territory covered by the fire earlier, managed to save from the fire. More than 8,500 firefighters successfully extinguished the flame on part of the territory in the area of Highway 150 near Thomas Aquinas College in Ventura County.

The state’s Governor Jerry brown has called the incident «a terrible tragedy» and said that climate change could exacerbate conditions that led to the increase in the number of forest fires.

Ojai, CA., Ventura County.
Approx. 1.5 hours ago.
View from Ojai East End , Old Man Mountain (Under Plume) toward Carpinteria, Montecito, SANTA Barbara, N, Northwest.

— OJAI-VENTURA-VIEW (@ovvieweditor) December 11, 2017

California’s scenic Santa Barbara is now threatened by the wildfires

— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) December 11, 2017