Thomas Fire Rages Through Romero Canyon in Montecito


Flames from Southern California’s Thomas Fire ripped through Romero Canyon in Montecito, California, on Tuesday, December 12, as firefighters continued to work to contain the blaze.

The fire, which had been burning for over a week by Tuesday night, had grown marginally from the previous day, reaching 237,500 acres with firefighters achieving 25% containment.

Thousands have been evacuated with over 900 buildings destroyed and thousands more in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties threatened since the blaze began, an official fire report said. Credit: Twitter/SBCFireInfo via Storyful