Fire crews respond to hazardous materials incident in Simi Valley
Ventura County Star - 38m
Ventura County fire crews responded to the hazardous-materials incident just before 12:50 p.m. in the 2500 block of Erringer Road. The building was evacuated and none of its occupants displayed symptoms or complained of irritation, …

Red Cross of Ventura County transitioning out of 'immediate needs' phase for Thomas Fire
KEYT - 4d
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The last day for residents impacted by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County to meet with a Red Cross caseworker and determine eligibility for immediate, financial assistance is Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The …

Pleasant Fire Update: Evacuations Ordered After Wind-Driven Wildfire
International Business Times - 1d
Several fire agencies responded to the wildfire that broke out Sunday ... The …

Ventura County homeowners begin long road to Thomas Fire recovery
Insurance News Net - 12d
Feb. 08--Like many people affected by the Thomas Fire, Cory and Mathew Auric didn't believe the flames would reach their 25-acre property in an unincorporated area of Ventura County near Ojai. Then they saw the blaze. "We went into town …

Program connects foster youth and caregivers with local businesses; and is a timely boost for Ventura County economy
News - 1d
(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) — At a time when the aftereffects of the Thomas Fire are likely to prolong the region’s …

Program connects foster youth & caregivers with local businesses
Patch - 6h
(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) — At a time when the aftereffects of the Thomas Fire are likely to prolong the region's economic recovery, a new program from Foster VC Kids offers multiple benefits to the community. Businesses With …

Responding to the Thomas Fire: Managing difficult decisions
Fire Rescue 1 - 5d
On the morning of Dec. 4, 2017, Captain Peter Jensen of the Ventura County Fire Department was called out of his regular duties and given a field assignment. He was to assist Battalion Chief Fred Burris assess the wildfire conditions …

Commentary: Orchards, farmers play key role in fighting wildfires
AgAlert - 6h
During the terrible days and weeks the Thomas Fire tormented a broad swath of Ventura County, members of the community were keenly aware of the debt they …

After the Thomas Fire, a fight over the repair of power lines
KPCC - 5d
A Santa Barbara County judge will hold a hearing Tuesday to make a decision about the request. More than two months after the Thomas Fire tore through Ventura …

Officials Still Investigating California's Thomas Fire As Lawsuits Grow In Number
KUOW - 7d
But around 10 p.m., the fire caused a power outage throughout Ventura County and beyond. Without power, the pumps can't push water uphill to refill the tanks, and a few hours later, Ray's sprinklers stopped. RAY: In the middle of the …