'Productive day' for firefighters at the Thomas Fire


"It's nice to have a couple of days in a row where we've had good progress", Brown said. "We had such intense winds and it was blowing the fire down all around here".

Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and a shift in the winds would make for more favorable conditions, a news report said. The blaze has the potential to become the biggest fire in state history, as it is not expected to reach full containment until January 2018. The current record is held by the 2003 Cedar Fire, which killed 15 people and charred just over 273,000 acres in San Diego. This year has been the costliest for wildfires in USA history. Additional evacuations were ordered Friday morning as the fires swept through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

On Friday, the main firefighting effort was to keep the fires from spreading to California's most populated regions.

More than 1,000 homes and other buildings have gone up in flames and some 18,000 more structures remained threatened from a late-season fire storm that kept firefighters on the defensive for the better part of two weeks.

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Coast Village Road is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday bwtween the roundabout/Hot Springs Road and Olive Mill Road, as officials are slowly dropping evacuation orders and warnings.

The United States Air Force (USAF) have made a reaper drone available to the fire teams to aid in suppressing the blaze.

The so-called Thomas fire has scorched 270,500 acres (109,000 hectares) of drought-parched chaparral and brush in the coastal mountains, foothills and canyons of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles.

"In addition to its speed, the MQ-9 provides both an electro-optical and infrared camera which provides greater clarity on what the incident commander is viewing on the ground".



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