A U.S. Forest Service firefighter shoots a flare during an operation to removed unburned vegetation in Santa Monica Canyon in Carpinteria during the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. In the background, a BA-e146 makes a retardant drop on a nearby hillside.
Mike EliasonSanta Barbara County Fire
Jet drops retardant on Carpinteria hillside during Thomas Fire
Orphaned sea otter named 'Otter 805' settles into new home
Tour this SLO home that's perfectly decorated for the holidays
See how helicopters are fighting the intense Thomas Fire