Sports

Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of Work

Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of Work

The Thomas fire was the largest wildfire in recorded California history.

Firefighters have still not determined the cause of the fire.

What was previously designated a public safety exclusion zone - an area west of Sheffield Drive/East Valley Road/Ladera Lane, east of Olive Mill/Hot Springs Road, north of the ocean, and south of the U.S. Forest Service boundary - is now part of the mandatory evacuation order area.

The Thomas Fire has been blamed for two deaths and the destruction of more than 1,000 structures.

Two deaths were attributed to the wildfire - 70-year-old Virginia Pesola of Santa Paula who crashed her vehicle trying to escape and 32-year old San Diego fire engineer Cory Iverson who was killed battling the fire.

The Thomas Fire was unusual.

Manny Machado, Orioles Avoid Arbitration With $16 Million Deal
Right-hander Kevin Gausman and second baseman Jonathan Schoop are Baltimore's only arbitration-eligible players without deals. In addition to being an excellent defensive player, Machado has averaged 35 homers and 92 RBI over the last three years.

In it's damage and extent, the mud slide is the largest in California in many years.

Rain water mixed with ash, branches, boulders and other debris on the ground and ran downhill, slamming into structures and wiping more than 100 homes away. Just 13 people remain assigned to the fire.

George Rose via Getty Images Fire, smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire is visible in the hills above Montecito, California, on December 13.

See how the cleanup is coming along on the vital connection between Santa Barbara and Ventura.

On Friday, officials warned about the potential for additional mudslides, noting that the risk of flooding is high until vegetation returns ― which could take five years.


  • California mudslides leave 13 dead, hundreds trapped in Montecito

    The first rain in months caused mudslides when it hit ground that had been burned by December's huge wildfires . Montecito got more than a half-inch in five minutes, while Carpinteria received almost an inch in 15 minutes.
    Helicopter goes missing off Mumbai coast, 3 bodies recovered

    Helicopter goes missing off Mumbai coast, 3 bodies recovered

    Ahelicopter carrying seven people, including five ONGC employees , crashed off Mumbai's coast on Saturday. After that, they were in touch with the rig air traffic controller for up to 9km, about 2 mins.
    Blackmail alleged as Greitens admits to extramarital affair

    Blackmail alleged as Greitens admits to extramarital affair

    A bipartisan group of state senators signed a letter asking the state attorney general to investigate the blackmail allegations. Louis home in March 2015, about a month after his first public statements confirming he was considering a political run.
  • Suspect in Knoxville police shooting added to TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted

    Suspect in Knoxville police shooting added to TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted

    Police recovered Wilson's auto and are now searching for Wilson himself, whom they describe as "armed and extremely risky ". KPD said if Wilson isn't apprehended by Friday morning, they're considering putting out what is known as a Blue Alert .
    ATP Auckland: Bautista Agut edges del Potro for his 7th ATP title

    ATP Auckland: Bautista Agut edges del Potro for his 7th ATP title

    Del Potro said he found it hard to play in humid conditions in the daytime Saturday after playing his previous matches at night. He romped through the first set in 31 minutes as he broke Del Potro three times and produced numerous forehand winners.

    African countries and Haiti react to Trump's remark

    Mia Love (R-UT), who's of Haitian descent, have called out the president for the comments and have requested an apology. In his speech he said: "No matter what the colour of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal".
  • Cool Smart Home Assistants At CES 2018

    Cool Smart Home Assistants At CES 2018

    The new product is a slab-shaped device with speaker grilles on the left side and an 8-inch or 10-inch display on the right. No matter what you want, there's a good chance Google Assistant - and the Lenovo Smart Display - can help you out.
    Judge blocks DACA rescission; White House calls decision 'outrageous'

    Judge blocks DACA rescission; White House calls decision 'outrageous'

    Republicans have a 51-49 majority and numerous bill's provisions are non-starters for Democrats. We need the wall for stopping the flow of drugs coming in", Trump.
    Researchers eye patches to solve Intel chip flaws By

    Researchers eye patches to solve Intel chip flaws By

    But AMD jumped more than 5 percent following the publication of the security flaws, to close at $12.12 a share. Microsoft said that it has been working with manufacturers to counter vulnerabilities and protect customers.
  • McDermott: Injured McCoy not practicing Wednesday, but wants to play Sunday

    McDermott: Injured McCoy not practicing Wednesday, but wants to play Sunday

    The two teams have faced off five times in the last six seasons with the Bills holding a 3-2 edge since 2012. We're just going to continue to grow, continue to embrace that mindset. "People are picking against us".
    Winter weather advisory in effect for Friday

    Winter weather advisory in effect for Friday

    Forecasters at the weather service in Birmingham said winds could be sustained at 20-30 miles per hour with higher gusts. This is a complex system as we have an arctic front moving through this morning, dropping our temperatures.
    Dakar 2018 Stage 5 brings an end to Aravind KP's campaign

    Dakar 2018 Stage 5 brings an end to Aravind KP's campaign

    Withdrawal of Aravind means Hero MotoSports' CS Santosh is the only Indian rider left in the rider's roaster to finish the rally. The Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team's campaign took a big hit, with Aravind KP suffering an ankle injury after crashing out.