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Thomas Fire Had Two Origins

The fresh revelation comes as residents sue Edison for allegedly starting the massive wildfire. Read story.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Big Nature in Lone Pine

This Owens Valley hub offers grand vistas and movie-set nostalgia. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Saving San Ysidro Ranch During the Thomas Fire

Report from the frontlines of world-famous resort in the hills of Montecito. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

At a Glance: Firefighting 101

Here's how wildland hand crews work, talk, eat, and save the day. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Matt Organista Brings the Thomas Fire to You

How this Carpinteria native became a de facto information center during the blaze Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tips for Shopping Local Amid the Thomas Fire

Support these and other locally owned businesses during the holiday season. Read story.

Originally published 12:20 p.m., December 20, 2017
Updated 2:15 p.m., December 22, 2017

Protecting Large Animals from the Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara’s equine evac team runs the show at Earl Warren. Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Safe Place for Evacuated Animals

Hundreds of pets are safely sheltered at the Santa Barbara Humane Society. Read story.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Get Your Art on State Street

Deadline extended, meeting rescheduled for ‘State of the Art Gallery’ 2018 exhibition. Read story.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Firefighters Plan to Attack Thomas Fire Before Winds Pick Up at 2 a.m.

Hand crews cut fire lines at San Ysidro Creek over Friday night. Read story.

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Visit to BUNS

Rabbits and guinea pigs get proper care at this nonprofit shelter. Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

In the Midst of the Blaze, Saving Pit Bulls, Emus, Alpacas, Horses, and Two Pet Cows

How animal evacuations went down during the Thomas Fire Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

How the Thomas Fire Quickly Became the Fourth Largest Wildfire to Burn in California

The Thomas Fire burns 242,500 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., December 14, 2017
Updated 12:24 p.m., December 14, 2017

Fighting Fire with Fire to Stop the Thomas Fire

Incident Command announces an aggressive contingency plan to launch firing operation against Thomas. Read story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines Opens Its Doors

Karen Atlas starts her own rehab center on upper State Street. Read story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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