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Mandatory Credit: Photo by VENTURA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9258028a)
A handout photo made available by the Ventura County Fire Department showing the 'Thomas Fire' which began in Ventura, California, USA, 04 December 2017, (issued 05 December 2017). In the first 10 hours, the fire has already burned 31,000 acres (12,545 hectares) and has forced more than 25,000 people to evacuate as one of the strongest Santa Ana winds forecast of the season is ongoing and expected to last several days.
Thomas Fire which began in Ventura, California, USA - 05 Dec 2017