|a 26000 acre fire began around midnight and has devastated homes and other structures in its wake. It's on its way to Ojai where my family lives. Winds howled all night.|
Be careful on the roads, fellow notaries, and be safe...mandatory evacuations are in place with centers at the Ventura Fairgrounds. High fire season is still here...so dry and so much fuel to burn still.
Several schools have been shut down. Fire crews say multiple structures have been burned so far, but it was unclear what they were.
There are local fire crews that have been dispatched to the Thomas Fire, including with CAL FIRE SLO.
There are several power outages in the area, including areas in Santa Barbara County. The list is as follows: