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United States of America (the): Wild Fire: 2017/12/04 Country Information on DRR

Period 2017/12/04
Country or District United States of America (the)
Event Type Wild Fire
Outline The wildfires that have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes swept across the southern part of California, the United States on 8 December 2017.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2017/12/20
In total the fire has scorched 271,750 acres (110,000 hectares). More than 1,000 homes and other buildings have gone up in flames.The Thomas fire has displaced more than 100,000 people.

Reuters 2017/12/12
The Thomas Fire, which broke out on 4 December near the community of Ojai, has so far destroyed almost 900 structures, including 691 homes. Efforts to combat the flames, which have displaced more than 94,000 people, have cost more than $48 million.

The New York Times 2017/12/09
A blaze in Ventura County has killed at least one person, burned 143,000 acres and destroyed more than 400 buildings — including at least 150 homes.