Wildfire Thomas is recognized as the most ambitious in the history of California

Wildfire Thomas is recognized as the most ambitious in the history of California

Despite the fact that a cold front and a little quiet wind gave firefighters the opportunity to overcome the considerable part of forest fire Thomas in southern California, Cal Fire has announced its most ambitious in the history of the state.

The flames turned to ashes no less than 273 400 acres, or more than 427 square miles of land. This figure broke the previous record of the Cedar fire, raging in 2003 in San Diego (273 246 acres).

As of Saturday morning failed to repay 65% of fire Thomas. According to experts, to fight the flames completely succeed for only a few days after Christmas.

On Friday, the fire extinguishing were engaged 2800 firefighters. On Thursday, the number was 4,400, a week earlier – 8000.

Destroyed more than 1,000 homes and buildings, more than 100,000 people evacuated. Scorched hundreds of acres of pastures, destroyed farms, growing avocado, burned several apiaries.

Thomas the fire began on 4 December near the town of Santa Paula in Ventura County. The cause is still unknown.

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