Thomas Fire, California's Largest On Record, Is Now 100 Percent Contained

Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Ryan Thomas hikes down steep terrain rendered barren by the Thomas Fire last month. Authorities announced Friday they had reached 100 percent containment of the fire which is the largest in modern California history

Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Ryan Thomas hikes down steep terrain rendered barren by the Thomas Fire last month. Authorities announced Friday they had reached 100 percent containment of the fire which is the largest in modern California history

The Thomas Fire ignited on December 4 and has burned about 281,900 acres since then, sending wide swaths of Southern California up in flames. In an ongoing effort to provide transportation during the closure, Santa Barbara Airbus continues to operate their LAX shuttle service under a modified schedule to offer travelers a way to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The fire became in California at almost 282,000 acres.

The death toll related to Tuesday's storm has risen to 17, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office confirmed in Wednesday afternoon's press conference from Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. Many people in the area had just returned home from evacuations due to the wildfire.

Cory Iverson, a 32-year-old firefighter with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, died last month while battling the Thomas Fire.

As of Thursday, and eight more were missing, according to fire officials.

The Los Padres National Forest is closed to the public within the Thomas Fire perimeter and level three restrictions are in place for the rest of the forest.

The Thomas Fire put a cap on what was the costliest year for wildfires in United States history, with $10 billion in damage.

Mud and debris have destroyed homes and trapped people in their houses from the foothills above Montecito to the beach. The mountains above the coastal enclave appear darker, stripped of vegetation that would normally absorb help soil absorb rain. "That's all gone. nearly 100% gone".

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