Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires

The largest and most destructive of the wildfires in California continued to burn its way up the coast on Sunday, becoming the fifth-largest in the state’s history and sparking new evacuations in towns as far north as Santa Barbara. Hundreds of homes have already been burnt and more than 200,000 residents have been forced to leave the settlement.

By late Sunday afternoon, the Thomas Fire had destroyed 790 homes and other structures and left 90,000 homes and businesses without electricity. It has grown to about 230,000 acres – or 360 square miles.