PHOTOS: Thomas Fire burns in Ventura County

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
A helicopter drops water while trying to keep a wildfire from jumping Santa Ana Road near Ventura, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
Flames consume a home as a wildfire burns in Ojai, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Brian Bromberg and Wendy Frank pose with one of the horses they rescued from their Ojai, Calif., home. They're calling their survival and that of their beloved horses a miracle.
Wendy Frank poses with one of her horses at the Ventura County Fairgrounds evacuation center in Ventura, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
A man rides his bicycle along the Pacific Coast Highway as thick smoke from a massive wildfire fills the air at Faria State Beach in Ventura, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
A helicopter drops water while battling the Thomas fire in Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 7.  Ojai, a scenic mountain town, is known for its boutique hotels and New Age spiritual retreats.
Firefighter Patrick Larsen, of San Luis Obispo, battles a wildfire in Ojai, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Flames consume a structure as a wildfire burns in Casitas Springs, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A group of horse rescuers who met on Facebook gather in a parking lot in Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 7. They estimate they've saved 100 horses.
Paul Mattesich surveys damage at his Ventura, Calif., home on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. His family lost their house when a wildfire tore through their neighborhood on Colina Vista.
Homes scorched by a wildfire line a hillside in Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Smoke from the Thomas fire hangs over Ventura, Calif., as the sun rises on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Paul Mattesich hands a jar to his wife Erica Mattesich while sifting through rubble at his family's Ventura, Calif., home following a  wildfire on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Bree Laubacher pauses while sifting through rubble at her Ventura, Calif., home following a wildfire on  Dec. 6. A barbecue smoker and her son's batting cage survived the blaze.
Rubble and burned vehicles line properties scorched by a wildfire on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
Paul and Erica Mattesich embrace before sifting through rubble at their Ventura home on Dec. 6. The family lost their house when the Thomas fire tore through their neighborhood.
Flames from a wildfire leap above traffic on Highway 101 north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
A motorist watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, on Dec. 6.
Flames from the Thomas fire burn above a truck on Highway 101 north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
A volunteer passes supplies donated to Thomas fire evacuees in Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
A woman involved in a traffic accident waits to get towed beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017.
Heavy smoke covers the seaside enclave of Mondos Beach beside the 101 highway as flames reach the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017.
Smoke hangs in the air as a man crosses Main St. in Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
''Use caution on U/S 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara. Fire is burning on both sides of the highway,'' the Ventura Co. Sheriff wrote on Twitter.
The Ventura County Fire Department posted this photo to Twitter, urging those in impacted areas to evacuate as soon as possible.
A woman cries as she covers her face near her destroyed home a wildfire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Lisa Kermode said her family left their Ventura home as quickly as they could on Dec. 5. "We left. We grabbed nothing," she said Tuesday. "We lost everything."
A helicopter makes a water drop on hot spots after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A firefighter hoses down the remains of a destroyed home after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Flames and smoke shroud State Route 33 as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
James and Josie Ralstin carry belongings from their Ventura, Calif., home as flames from a wildfire consume another residence on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A wildfire continues to burn as its red glow is reflected on the beach Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
Firefighters gather in front of a residential area as a wildfire burns along the 101 Freeway Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
A man watches flames consume a residence as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A man rides his bike past a home consumed by a wildfire Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
Flames consume a home on Via Arroyo as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A wildfire threatens a home Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
A firefighter tries to keep flames from spreading while battling a wildfire in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Several homes are in ruins after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A firetruck passes burning vehicles as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Greg Smith stands amid the ruins of his home after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Flames rise as a home is consumed by a wildfire Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
Flames rise near a home as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A man rides his bike past a home consumed by a wildfire Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
Flames consume a home on Via Arroyo as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Flames consume vehicles as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
In this photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
Flames rise near a home as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Smoke rises from the smoldering remains of a building at Vista Del Mar Hospital after the Thomas Fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Ventura, Calif.
Firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Ventura, Calif.
Smoke rises behind a leveled apartment complex as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
In this photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, California.
In this photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, a firefighter works to put out a blaze early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Santa Paula, California.
A home burns from the Thomas Fire in Ventura on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
The Thomas Fire burns in Ventura on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
The wind-driven Thomas Fire exploded to 26,000 acres with zero percent containment overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning, according to Ventura County fire officials.
A home is engulfed in flames from the Thomas Fire in Ventura on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A home charred by the Thomas Fire is seen smoldering in Ventura on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
A car and a home charred by the Thomas Fire are seen in Ventura on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
The Thomas Fire burns a home in Ventura on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
The Thomas Fire burns a home in Ventura on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
Flames from the Thomas Fire are seen burning trees in Ventura on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
Side-by-side photos show an area near Wheeler Canyon Road in Ventura affected by the Thomas Fire on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
Multiple homes in the area of Scenic Way Drive in Ventura could be seen burning from the air amid the Thomas Fire Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Fire rescue helisopters on scene and starting to drop water.
Helicopter forced to land  at Santa Paula Airport due to 50 +MPH winds.
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PHOTOS: Thomas Fire burns in Ventura CountyA helicopter drops water while trying to keep a wildfire from jumping Santa Ana Road near Ventura, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
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