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After a weekend of strong winds, CalFire gives the latest on the Thomas fire




Highway 150 was impassable about 1/4 mile south of Thomas Aquinas College due to burned power poles on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, after the Thomas Fire swept through the area.
Highway 150 was impassable about 1/4 mile south of Thomas Aquinas College due to burned power poles on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, after the Thomas Fire swept through the area.
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The Thomas fire is on track to becoming California's largest-ever wildfire. So far, it's burned 270,000 acres and is just 45 percent contained. 

As the Los Angeles Times reports, two homes in the Montecito hills were destroyed. About a dozen structures were also damaged by the fire, and winds of about 35 mph made it tough to contain in Ventura County this weekend. Strong winds are expected to slow down today and tomorrow. 

So what opportunities will that give firefighters on the ground in Ventura, Santa Barbara and other areas where the flames are creeping? CalFire spokesperson Lynne Tolmachoff gives Meghan McCarty Carino the latest on efforts to contain the Thomas fire.