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Thomas Fire

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California wildfires: More evacuations as Thomas Fire rages on

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Southern California's Thomas Fire roars back to life

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California's Thomas fire intensifying

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California's Thomas Wildfire Swells To 230,000 Acres, Now Larger Than NYC | CNBC

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Thomas Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history - ABC7

The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in Southern California in December 2017. It burned approximately 281,893 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in modern California history, before it was fully contained on January 12, 2018. The Thomas Fire destroyed at least 1,063 structures, while damaging 280 others; and the fire caused over $2.2 billion in damages, including $230 million in suppression costs, becoming the seventh-most destructive wildfire in state history. As of August 2018, the Thomas Fire is California's eighth-most destructive wildfire. Ventura's agriculture industry suffered at least $171 million dollars in losses due to the Thomas Fire.