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  • See the Thomas Fire burn toward Highway 101

    The Thomas Fire rages just along Highway 101 in Ventura County on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. It jumped the highway to a beach just north of Ventura.

The Thomas Fire rages just along Highway 101 in Ventura County on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. It jumped the highway to a beach just north of Ventura. Courtesy Michelle Heatherly
The Thomas Fire rages just along Highway 101 in Ventura County on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. It jumped the highway to a beach just north of Ventura. Courtesy Michelle Heatherly

Thomas Fire grows to 96,000 acres, is 5 percent contained

December 06, 2017 08:42 PM

UPDATED December 07, 2017 02:36 PM