Thomas Fire Information Kiosks in Carpinteria

Thomas Fire Information Kiosks in Carpinteria

Northern Santa Barbara and southern San Luis Obipo counties were shrouded in a thick smoke plume from the Thomas fire Sunday, as it continued to burn to the south near Santa Barbara and Ojai.

On Sunday the fire cut power to more than 85,000 people because of damage to electrical transmission lines, officials said. It came back on at 2:30 a.m., completing the first of about a dozen outages for the night.

The Skirball Fire in Los Angeles was 75 per cent contained, while the Creek and Rye Fires in Los Angeles County were 80 per cent and 65 per cent contained, officials said.

A press release from Southern California Edison Sunday morning said that customers may have to prepare for "the possibility of an extended power outage". Sheriff's deputies and the Search and Rescue volunteers went door-to-door to assist residents during evacuations, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff.

Addressing residents at a community meeting at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Brendan Ripley, a fire behavior analyst, explained how the powerful wildfire, which had scorched more than 200,000 acres - or 312-square-miles - is not just dependent on the weather, but altering it.

No mandatory evacuation was required for Isla Vista, the SBCOEM confirmed.

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This story originally published at 4:35 a.m.

Evacuation orders were issued in Carpinteria and Montecito overnight as the largest of several wildfires in the state drew closer to communities in the area.

1 north of Santa Paula near highways 150 and 126.

The fire department said the cost of fighting the fire, which broke out Monday near Santa Paula, has reached $17 million.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the Thomas fire, which started last week, has reached 170,000 acres and has displaced almost 90,000 people. They include low humidity and strong winds.

The Thomas Fire Incident Management Team and the city of Carpinteria have established Thomas Fire information kiosks in Carpinteria. Zoom in on the map and click on individual areas for details. The college plans to reopen Tuesday.

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