The large wildfire that led to this week’s devastating particles flows in Montecito is lastly one hundred pc contained.
The U.S. Forest Service made the announcement Friday after aerial surveys of the 440-sq.-mile scar left by the Thomas hearth.
The hearth erupted Dec. four in Ventura County, destroying lots of of houses earlier than it unfold into Santa Barbara County and threatened extra communities, together with Montecito.
It continued to smolder earlier than a drenching Pacific storm hit naked hills and mountains this week, unleashing particles-laden flash floods that swept away houses and killed a minimum of 17 individuals.
The Thomas hearth was the most important wildfire in recorded California historical past.