30 Miles or More

Yesterday’s image is on the left side of this panorama.  On the right, you can see smouldering hillsides.  The distance from right to left is easily 30 miles / 50 km.  Beyond the towering smoke clouds the fire is moving into wilder territory which is harder to control and into Santa Barbara County.  For reference purposes, Ventura County is the coastal county directly north of Los Angeles County.

To date, 230,000 acres burned, 1000 buildings destroyed.  Here in Ventura County, there is a real concern that much of the economy is being destroyed as there are large swaths of orchards, citrus and avocados, which have been destroyed.

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