The Thomas Fire has expanded to 65,000 acres and still has zero percent containment as the blaze continues to rage Wednesday.
The blaze has destroyed at least 150 structures, and Cal Fire said 12,000 more are threatened. The fire ignited Monday evening and has steadily increased, jumping the 101 Freeway near Solimar Beach Tuesday night and charring a massive 70 square miles.
More than 7,000 homes in Ventura County were under mandatory evacuation as the blaze closed in on downtown Ventura, where multiple structures were reportedly burning. Fire officials said 27,000 people were evacuated from their residences.