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Thomas Brush Fire Now Visible In Foothills North Of Carpinteria

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(Photo by John Palminteri)
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Thomas brush fire now visible in foothills north of Carpinteria

The massive 155-thousand acre plus Thomas brush fire on the South Coast became visible in the foothills above Carpinteria early Sunday morning.

KCLU's John Palminteri reported you can see the flames above Highway 192 east of Toro Canyon Road, with some evacuations in the area.  Anticipating the western movement of the fire, commanders had beefed up staffing Saturday on the blaze's western flank to insure there would be crews on hand for protecting structures.

Despite the growth of the fire, the wind in the area is reported to be light.

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