Helicopters Draw From Local Reservoir to Fight Flames in Carpinteria

Helicopters drew water from a local reservoir to fight the Thomas Fire, which was threatening homes in Carpinteria, California, on December 10.

Authorities issued new evacuation orders for towns along the border between California’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, including Carpinteria, according to reports, on Sunday, December 10, as the Thomas wildfire expanded.

The fire had burned 173,000 acres and was 15 percent contained on Sunday, the incident report said. Cal Fire estimated 15,000 buildings were threatened by the fire. The fire had already destroyed 754 buildings and damaged another 162. Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire via Storyful