Wildfire

Los Padres National Forest officials declare Thomas Fire officially 'out'

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - After two months of no hot spots detected within the Thomas Fire perimeter, Los Padres National Forest officials declared the fire officially "out" on Friday.

Crews continue working the fire affected areas of the forest repairing roads, trails, and fences damaged by the Thomas Fire.

The largest wildfire in California history broke out on Dec. 4, 2017, and burned 281,893 acres -- 181,333 were on Los Padres National Forest. More than 1,000 structures were lost to the fire before it was fully contained on Jan. 12, 2018. Two people died as a result of the fire.

The Thomas Fire Closure Order was lifted on May 24, 2018.


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