Thomas Fire

Emergency Response

The Thomas fire, one of the largest fires in California's history, started December 4, 2017 and burned 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

In Brief

The Thomas fire burned 1,000 structures throughout Southern California before it was contained on January 12.


Direct Relief's response included the included the mass distribution of over 400,000 N-95 masks, in partnership with the SB County Public Health Department


Direct Relief also provided cash assistance to support local residents who lost their homes or were excluded from federally-funded assistance programs because of immigration status.

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