The first confirmed death related to the Thomas Fire was confirmed Friday by the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office. Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula, was found dead at the site of a car crash on an evacuation route, said Dr. Christopher Young, the Ventura County chief medical examiner. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said the woman’s body was found Wednesday night on Wheeler Canyon Road about two miles north of Foothill Road, a mandatory evacuation zone.
It’s unclear when investigators will be able to say what caused the Thomas Fire because these inquiries can take time. Capt. Stan Ziegler, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department, said Wednesday that firefighters initially responded to an area north of Steckel Park in Santa Paula, but it was not known whether that was the “area of origin” for the fire. Ziegler said he has been working the fast-moving, wind-whipped blaze since it ignited Monday evening.
As the blaze spread from the hillsides above Santa Paula, down toward the small city and west to Ventura, thousands were forced to flee their homes, at least two structures were destroyed and there were reports of others on fire. Authorities said one person was killed while attempting to leave when a car overturned on Foothill Road. “The fire spread quickly, pushed by heavy east winds toward the west," said Chief Mark Lorenzen of Ventura County Fire Department.
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