Tens Of Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Grows In Southern California

Red Flag Warning Fire Weather Watch and Freeze Watch title

Red Flag Warning Fire Weather Watch and Freeze Watch title

Most of the evacuated homes were in that city.

"The fire growth is just absolutely exponential", said Ventura county Fire Chief Mark Lorenzon.

- Blistering Santa Ana winds will spread through Los Angeles and Orange counties Sunday night, with peak winds of 80 miles per hour possible in mountain locations Monday night, the National Weather Service warned Sunday.

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"The fire is still out of control and structures continue to be threatened throughout the fire area", county emergency officials said in statement.

CBS News producer Sean Gallitz said he could see an nearly unbroken fire line burning ferociously along the top of the hill side from nearly 20 miles away from on the 101 freeway.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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"It's always hard and somewhat unsafe to fly at night, so depending on different conditions and the geographic challenges is how they evaluate whether or not they can operate at night", Ventura County firefighter Jason Hodge told the Los Angeles Times.

The Southern California Edison utility company said 180,000 customers in Ventura County and 83,000 in Santa Barbara County were without power. The sheriff's office received its first reports at 6:24 p.m. Monday. Tonight's gusts should be around 40 to 50 miles per hour.

The dry air and hurricane-force winds were expected to create "critical fire conditions" in the area starting tonight, and the forecasts indicated the region could see Red Flag Warnings up through the next four nights and days.

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Adidas has said the situation is "completely unacceptable" while Mars, along with other companies, has pulled advertising until safeguards are in place.

Several hashtags about the fire, including #ThomasFire, #Ventura and #Santa Paula, were trending on Twitter early Tuesday morning, as people shared striking photos of the fast-moving blaze.

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