Along Highway 150 in Ventura County Friday morning, flames from the Thomas Fire were met with flames from fire crews' torches. Firefighters were conducting a backfiring operation. "Any time that we can use some type of strategy or tactic like that we will use it if it's a safe manner to do so," said public information officer David Clark. In these type of backfire operations, crews put fire on the ground ahead of the main body of fire.
Downtown Santa Maria will see road closures and detours this Saturday due to the Christmas Parade of Lights and the Santa Maria High School championship football game. The city is expecting about 10,000 people to show up for the parade alone and even more now with the big game. The parade starts at 5:20 p.m. and the game is at 7:45 p.m.“It’s going to be very exciting here in town.
For the first time, Nipomo will have its own tree lighting ceremony and Christmas festival this year. The landmark Nipomo Chapel, along with all the businesses on the 100 block of N. Thompson Ave., will host the event. It's scheduled for this upcoming Sunday from 5-9 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The 15-foot tall tree is ready to go, covered in decorations and lights.
Very sad news this afternoon, a firefighter has lost his life battling the #ThomasFire. The engineer was from the #SanDiego unit. Please keep your thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones. https://t.co/PvskfJtMZ4
Did you see it? I was driving out to the #ThomasFire and saw it at 2 A.M. At first I thought I was just just tired and imagining things, but after a few shooting stars I knew what it was. https://t.co/5M9jxELJBg
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