Thomas Fire: Information & Resources




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Updated 12/12/2017 - 7:30 AM (Updated Fire Summary)

The Thomas Fire is currently at 234,200 Acres with 20% Containment

Severe fire weather will continue to promote significant fire growth further into Santa Barbara County, threatening the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland.  In the north and east, active backing fire will move further into the Sespe Wilderness and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary.  Gusty offshore winds will continue to threaten structures in parts of Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Casitas Springs, Fillmore, unincorporated areas of Ventura County, Murrieta Canyon and Matilija Canyon.  There is critical communication infrastructure on multiple peaks within the fire area that could affect public safety communications as well as cellular service.  Residents are urged to use caution while driving as fire equipment is still operating in the fire areas.

Casitas Municipal Water District has updated their boil water order. For the latest information go to 
As of 12/7/17, the boil water order was lifted for certain parts of Ventura City. Please see the City of Ventura News Release for the updated map.
Air quality should be considered unhealthy in areas directly impacted by smoke, especially in the Ojai Valley and surrounding areas where air quality is extremely poor. For additional air quality information, visit
The County of Ventura, City of Santa Paula, City of Ojai and City of Ventura have all proclaimed a local emergency. California Governor Jerry Brown has issued a proclamation of a State of Emergency for Ventura County. The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared an emergency for Ventura County.

City of Ventura

The Curfew Order issued on 12/05/2017 has been amended for the City of VenturaThe Curfew has been lifted in all areas with the exception of the following areas:
  • North of Foothill Road between Kimball Road on the East and Day Road on the West. These neighborhoods include Clear Point, Skyline, Hidden Valley and Ondulando. 
The National Guard Military Police have been brought in to assist the Ventura Police Department in serving and protecting the City of Ventura. Due to the countywide emergency mutual aid resources are limited and have been exhausted. Allied Law Enforcement Agencies have been assisting the Ventura Police Department but they must return to serving their own jurisdictions. The National Guard will be assisting the Ventura Police with traffic closures in the impacted areas and assisting with residential escorts described above.

City of Santa Paula

There will be a town hall meeting on Monday, 12/11 at 7:00 PM at the Santa Paula Community Center, 530 West Main Street.


Ojai Area
All mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted in the following Ojai Valley areas:
  • Meiners Oaks from Rice Road east, and all unincorporated areas east of the city limits to Reeves Road.
  • Upper Ojai Valley north of SR 150, east of Reeves Road, and west of Osborne Road(Lifted 12/11 at 12:15 PM)
  • East of Hwy 33, west of Foothill Road, north of Fairview Drive, south of Sheldon Canyon/Cozy Del Hiking Trailhead (Lifted 12/11 at 12:15 PM)
Residents should use caution when returning to their homes in the Ojai area as unstable and unidentified hazards may exist. Utility crews continue to identify and resolve safety concerns. Please be alert to downed power lines and report them to 911. Using generators to power residences is strongly discouraged as it can negatively impact utility repairs. 
City of Ventura (Updated 12/11 at 3:15 PM)
The mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted for the City of Ventura with the exception of the areas north of Foothill Road from Day Road to Kimball Road.  
City of Santa Paula
All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the City of Santa Paula, for the areas North of SR-126 from the West end of the City of Santa Paula East to Willard Rd and North to Bridge Rd.
Unincorporated Areas Between Ventura and Santa Paula
All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted North of Foothill Rd. from the City of Santa Paula to Kimball Road in the City of Ventura.
Unincorporated Areas East and North of Santa Paula City Limits  (Updated 12/10 at 1:00 PM)
Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for the following areas:
• The unincorporated area East of Santa Paula Creek, North of HWY 126, West of Hall Rd, North to the Las Padres National Forest
• The unincorporated in the area on SR 150 North of Bridge Road to Thomas Aquinas College
SAFETY MESSAGE- The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may exist.



City of Ventura

  • North of Foothill Road from Day Road to Kimball Road

Entire Community of Casitas Springs

Ojai/Lake Casitas

  • Unincorporated areas west of Ventura River, north of SR 150, east of Casitas Ranger Station, south of Los Padres National Forest
  • Los Encinos Road to Burnham Road, South of SR 150, and the Lake Casitas Recreation Area south of SR 150

Unincorporated Ventura County Area

  • Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley

Ventura County North Coast Area

  • Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Road, northwest to Hwy 150, Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Road) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Highway) to Emma Wood State Beach

Unincorporated area of Fillmore

  • The area of Hall Road to the west, Sespe Creek to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north



  • Casitas Pass Road east to Highway 33, Spring Street to Loma Drive. (Includes Rice Road east to Loma Drive. Baldwin Road north to Besant Road)

Unincorporated area of Fillmore

  • Sespe Creek to the west, Burson Ranch to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north.


Please call 866-EVRT911 (866-387-8911) for requests for assistance in animal evacuations.

Large animal evacuations at the Ventura County Fairgrounds - 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA


City of Ventura

  • Ventura County Fairgrounds (Red Cross - Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals)  – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA

City of Oxnard

  • Oxnard College Gymnasium - 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 


  • Recreational Center (Includes an Animal Shelter for small animals - preferably in crates) 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, CA

City of Ojai

In partnership with safety and government officials, the Red Cross has transitioned residents of the Nordhoff High School shelter in Ojai (1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai) to alternative shelters on Saturday, 12/9.

City of Santa Paula

The Red Cross Shelter in Santa Paula has been deactivated. A Community Distribution Center will open at the Santa Paula Community Center Tuesday December 12, 2017 – Saturday December 16, 2017 from 9AM-5PM to serve Santa Paula Residents impacted by the Thomas Fire. The City of Santa Paula has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide food, water & other items to local residents in need of assistance.

  • Santa Paula Community Center, 530 W Main St. Santa Paula CA

Evacuees with Access & Functional Needs

Residents with Access and Functional Needs are welcome at all Red Cross Shelters. If you have an access or functional need, please advise Red Cross staff when you register.

The American Red Cross in the Central California Region is raising money and providing volunteers in support of Thomas Fire relief and recovery efforts in Ventura County, CA.  Our local volunteers were immediately on the ground during the night of December 4, 2017, working into the morning to open three shelters for 600 residents.  Red Cross shelters provide for the immediate needs of those evacuated, including a safe place to stay, food (meals, snacks), water, showers, health services, emotional support, information, and other support resources for displaced individuals, families, pets, and livestock.  Impacted residents in Ventura County are welcome to stop by during the day for support services, even if they choose to spend the night elsewhere.



  • SR 150 (Casitas Pass Road) between Camp Chaffee Road(Ojai) and the 101
  • SR 150 at Santa Ana Road to Via Real

SR 33 is open from Ojai to Ventucopa. Please still be aware of fire crews working along the highway. SLOW DOWN for them. (12/11 at 5:30 PM)


  • North of Foothill Road between Day Road to Kimball Road


  • Old Telegraph Road at C Street
  • Old Telegraph Road at Keith Road
  • Grand Ave at Old Telegraph Road
  • Sycamore Road at SR 126
  • Hall Road at SR 126



N95 masks are being distributed free of charge to those residents and businesses impacted by the fire.


  • Santa Paula Community Center, 530 W Main St
  • Santa Paula Fire Department Station 82, 536 W Main St


  • Ventura County Fair – Red Cross Shelter, 10 W. Harbor Blvd
  • Beth Torah Temple, 7620 Foothill Road
  • Barranca Vista Center, 7050 Ralston Street
  • Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street
  • Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Road
  • Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Avenue
  • Sanjon Yard, 336 Sanjon Road
  • City Hall, 501 Poli St. (entrance at back parking lot)
  • Academic Family Medicine Center, 3291 Loma Vista Road, Building 340, Suite 201
  • West Ventura Medical Clinic, 133 W Santa Clara St
  • Ventura County Health Care Agency, 5851 Thille St
  • Ventura County Health Care Agency, 2323 Knoll Dr # 414


  • Oxnard College Gymnasium – Red Cross Shelter, 4000 S Rose Ave
  • North Las Islas Family Medical Group, 2400 S C St
  • South Las Islas Family Medical Group, 2400 S C St
  • Ventura County Public Health-South, 2500 S C St
  • Ventura County Public Health-North, 2240 E Gonzales Rd
  • United Farm Workers, 920 South A St


  • Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Hwy
    **Look for the Red Cross vehicle**
  • Ojai City Hall, 401 South Ventura Street
  • Ojai Hospital, 1306 Maricopa Hwy


  • Fillmore Fire Department Station 91, 711 Sespe Place

**The use and distribution of n95 respirators is the sole responsibility of the individual and/or business issuing the equipment. Please review the attached guidelines published by the CDC on the proper donning/doffing of this equipment**


Southern California Edison has advised that there will be pockets of power outages in regions affected by the Thomas Fire as they assess damages and complete repairs. A map of current outages can be found here. If you see a downed power line, please call 911. If you have questions regarding your specific service from Southern California Edison, please call 800-611-1911.

SoCalGas reports that the fire has not caused any significant impacts to the system.  Customers should report gas leaks by calling 911 or 1-800-427-2200. For updated information, visit


Please see for all school closure updates 



Los Padres National Forest Closure Map 


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