Farmers lose electricity, water pipes, and crops

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At the moment, firefighters are trying to keep the flames from crossing the Ventura County line into Santa Barbara and the farmland and residential areas of Carpinteria. One farmer heads into the evacuation zone to check on his crops.

Farmer BD Dautch enters the evacuation area in Carpinteria to check on his crops

A spot fire burns above a citrus grove

Firefighters enter drive up the road which separates Ventura from Santa Barbara,
to try and stop the Thomas Fire from jumping the county line
Photos by Kathryn Barnes




Kathryn Barnes