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The Thomas Fire, one month later




Firefighters knock down flames as they advance on a home atop Shepherd Mesa Road in Carpinteria during the Thomas Fire, early on Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2017.
Firefighters knock down flames as they advance on a home atop Shepherd Mesa Road in Carpinteria during the Thomas Fire, early on Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2017.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department via Twitter
Firefighters knock down flames as they advance on a home atop Shepherd Mesa Road in Carpinteria during the Thomas Fire, early on Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2017.
A rainbow over the scene of the mostly extinguished Thomas Fire in December 2017.
Stuart Palley / U.S. Forest Service


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Exactly one month ago, the devastating Thomas Fire ripped through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties ... torching more than 280-thousand acres and destroying more than a thousand structures.

The blaze began during a high-wind event on Dec. 4th, in two separate locations in Ventura County, according to Cal Fire (the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection). This week the federal government announced that funds will be released to aid victims of the fire.

We talked to many different victims at the time who were facing the fires, so we reached out again to John Halford,  a veterinarian that lives and works in Ojai. 



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