After Wet Winter Storm, Thomas Fire Declared 100% Contained

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The fire, which led to deadly mudslides in Montecito, was officially deemed 100 percent contained on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

"Los Padres National Forest would like to thank all the first responders and cooperators that responded to this incident over the last month and giving up the opportunity to spend the holidays with their families and the sacrifices they made". The likelihood of a debris flow is based on a peak 15-minute rainfall intensity of 24 millimeters per hour.

The trucks can carry 10-20 tons of debris at a time and make as many as seven trips a day. This order includes trails within the burned area. In an ongoing effort to provide transportation during the closure, Santa Barbara Airbus continues to operate their LAX shuttle service under a modified schedule to offer travelers a way to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The fire erupted December 4 in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes before it spread into Santa Barbara County and threatened more communities, including Montecito.

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The Thomas Fire is the largest wildfire in California's history.

County-based emergency service agencies are reviewing assessment reports from the BAER and WERT teams and working on emergency preparation plans for affected communities.

On Friday, officials warned about the potential for additional mudslides, noting that the risk of flooding is high until vegetation returns ― which could take five years.

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