One week after the Thomas Fire exploded from a brush fire to a raging inferno in Southern California, thousands of firefighters made some headway on Monday in their struggle to contain it, multiple sources have confirmed.
According to the fire protection agency CAL FIRE, the blaze reportedly larger than all of New York City and about 20% contained as of Monday evening.
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But it is only one of the six major wildfires torching the state, that have destroyed over 1,000 structures. As the flames burned in the foothills on the edge of Montecito in Santa Barbara County on Monday evening, some hoped for the best.
Barbara Nimmo, an estate manager for several mansions in the affluent Montecito area, said that she had lived through massive wildfires, including the Zaca fire that burned over 240,000 acres in 2007 and one in Romero Canyon about 40 years ago. Barbara also said that she was staying put even as blaze glowed on the hillside behind her.
We're from here. We know fires and we feel absolutely dedicated to our clients," said Nimmo. I'm just devastated overall. This is the worst I've seen.