Michael Watkins/ Courier A Sata Paula Police car blocks the road leaing to the fire during the first night of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. on December 4th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier Resedents watch as fire crews position themselves to protect homes during the first night of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. on December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier Fire Crews from Ventura County move into place to protect structures from catching fire during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier Two strike teams from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation go in to assist Firefighters from Ventura County in cutting fire lines during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department asses the fire while in the back yard of a home during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department work to cut firelines during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier Two Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department discuss where hoses should be deployed during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier A Ventura County Fire Fighter works to put out patio furniture which caught fire in a backyard during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier A Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department takes a break to drink some water during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017.
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier What once was a grove of trees turns to ash after being ravaged by a fast moving fire during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier A house goes up in flames during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on thursday December 7, 2017. 
       
     
 Michael Watkins Gear sits along the road as crews cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Crews from the California Department of corrections cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter looks on, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter walks back towards his truck with a hose, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter from L.A. county clears out brush around the base of a tree in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Vince Stehly, sits and watches firefighters make a stand to protect his house as his backyard goes up in flames in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter from L.A. county sprays down a spot fire in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Cal Fire crew members are silhouetted as the Thomas Fire roars in the canyon behind them during the late hours of December 11, 2017.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Crews from the California Department of corrections cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter walks towards a fire with hose at the ready, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter walks towards a fire with hose at the ready, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter protects a house from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter protects a house from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter looks at the fire making its way down the hill from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter protects a house in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Firefighters rush to lay down hose as the fire makes its way down a hill in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Firefighters rush to lay down hose as the fire makes its way down a hill in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins Vince Stehly watches firefighters make a stand to protect his house as his backyard goes up in flames in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins A firefighter from Sonoma County sprays down a spot fire in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     
 Michael Watkins/ Courier A Sata Paula Police car blocks the road leaing to the fire during the first night of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. on December 4th, 2017. 
       
     

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A Sata Paula Police car blocks the road leaing to the fire during the first night of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. on December 4th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier Resedents watch as fire crews position themselves to protect homes during the first night of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. on December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
Resedents watch as fire crews position themselves to protect homes during the first night of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. on December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier Fire Crews from Ventura County move into place to protect structures from catching fire during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
Fire Crews from Ventura County move into place to protect structures from catching fire during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier Two strike teams from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation go in to assist Firefighters from Ventura County in cutting fire lines during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
Two strike teams from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation go in to assist Firefighters from Ventura County in cutting fire lines during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department asses the fire while in the back yard of a home during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department asses the fire while in the back yard of a home during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department work to cut firelines during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department work to cut firelines during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier Two Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department discuss where hoses should be deployed during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
Two Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department discuss where hoses should be deployed during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier A Ventura County Fire Fighter works to put out patio furniture which caught fire in a backyard during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
A Ventura County Fire Fighter works to put out patio furniture which caught fire in a backyard during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier A Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department takes a break to drink some water during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017.
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
A Fire Fighters from the Ventura County Fire Department takes a break to drink some water during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017.

 Michael Watkins/ Courier What once was a grove of trees turns to ash after being ravaged by a fast moving fire during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
What once was a grove of trees turns to ash after being ravaged by a fast moving fire during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on tuesday December 5th, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins/ Courier A house goes up in flames during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on thursday December 7, 2017. 
       
     

Michael Watkins/ Courier
A house goes up in flames during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. in the early morning hours on thursday December 7, 2017. 

 Michael Watkins Gear sits along the road as crews cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Gear sits along the road as crews cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins Crews from the California Department of corrections cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Crews from the California Department of corrections cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter looks on, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter looks on, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter walks back towards his truck with a hose, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter walks back towards his truck with a hose, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter from L.A. county clears out brush around the base of a tree in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter from L.A. county clears out brush around the base of a tree in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins Vince Stehly, sits and watches firefighters make a stand to protect his house as his backyard goes up in flames in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Vince Stehly, sits and watches firefighters make a stand to protect his house as his backyard goes up in flames in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter from L.A. county sprays down a spot fire in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter from L.A. county sprays down a spot fire in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins Cal Fire crew members are silhouetted as the Thomas Fire roars in the canyon behind them during the late hours of December 11, 2017.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Cal Fire crew members are silhouetted as the Thomas Fire roars in the canyon behind them during the late hours of December 11, 2017.

 Michael Watkins Crews from the California Department of corrections cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Crews from the California Department of corrections cut fire lines in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter walks towards a fire with hose at the ready, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter walks towards a fire with hose at the ready, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter walks towards a fire with hose at the ready, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter walks towards a fire with hose at the ready, in Fillmore Calif. on the evening of December 14, 2017. as the Thomas fire makes its way down the canyon.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter protects a house from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter protects a house from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter protects a house from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter protects a house from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter looks at the fire making its way down the hill from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter looks at the fire making its way down the hill from the back porch of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter protects a house in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter protects a house in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins Firefighters rush to lay down hose as the fire makes its way down a hill in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Firefighters rush to lay down hose as the fire makes its way down a hill in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins Firefighters rush to lay down hose as the fire makes its way down a hill in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Firefighters rush to lay down hose as the fire makes its way down a hill in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins Vince Stehly watches firefighters make a stand to protect his house as his backyard goes up in flames in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
Vince Stehly watches firefighters make a stand to protect his house as his backyard goes up in flames in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.

 Michael Watkins A firefighter from Sonoma County sprays down a spot fire in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.
       
     

Michael Watkins
A firefighter from Sonoma County sprays down a spot fire in the back yard of a property in Fillmore Calif. in the early morning hours on December 15, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire.