Yuma, Arizona - On Sunday December 10, 2017, the Task Force our Yuma Fire Department personnel are part of completed their assignment on the “Creek” fire near Sylmar, CA. and they have been reassigned to the “Thomas” fire burning near Ventura, CA. They had been working on the Creek Fire since arriving in the area last Tuesday evening. They have been working 24 hour shifts patrolling for and extinguishing hot spots in their assigned area. At last report the Creek fire has burned over 15,000 acres and is 95% contained.
The Imperial Valley Task Force, with our personnel, arrived in the Ventura area last night and was last reported to be awaiting assignment in the staging area. The latest information on the Thomas fire is that it has already burned over 230,000 acres and is only 15% contained. Currently there are over 6000 personnel assigned to this fire.