Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Ventura County on Tuesday morning due to the Thomas Fire.
The blaze has grown to more than 45,000 acres since Monday night and destroyed at least 150 structures. It is 0 percent contained. There are more than 1,000 firefighters on scene, and 27,000 people have been evacuated, according to Ventura fire officials.
“This fire is very dangerous and spreading rapidly, but we’ll continue to attack it with all we’ve got,” the governor said in a statement. “It’s critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so.”
The declaration allows additional state resources to go toward fighting the fire. According to the declaration, the California National Guard will mobilize to support response and relief efforts.