The Thomas Fire that broke out a week ago in Ventura County is now the 5th largest in California history.
The fire has grown to 230,500 acres, or 360 square miles — nearly the size of San Diego. The fire is still just 15 percent contained and has already destroyed more than 750 buildings, burning six more in Carpinteria on Sunday. Guest host John Rabe speak with KQED’s Steve Cuevas, and reporter Stephanie O’Neill on the latest on the Thomas fire.
Also, AirTalk will check in from New York on the pipe bomb explosion in the subway. The suspect has been identified, and officials are investigating as an act of terrorism.
Stephanie O’Neill, reporter in Ojai covering the Thomas fire; she tweets @ReporterSteph
Rebeca Ibarra, assistant producer and reporter at WNYC; she’s been following the story