California Wildfires Spread: Thomas Fire Mandates Santa Barbara Evacs, Threatens Montecito Celebrity Homes

Santa Barbara County and the celebrity haven of Montecito are under new evaculation orders this morning, as winds picked up and spread the Thomas fire throughout the region.

The 404-square-mile Thomas Fire was reportedly cresting Montecito Peak, just north of the unincorporated Santa Barbara County community of Montecito, where Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and many other celebrities have homes.
“It is right above the homes,” fire spokesman Jude Olivas said.
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Santa Barbara County and the celebrity haven of Montecito are under new evaculation orders this morning, as winds picked up and spread the Thomas fire throughout the region. The 404-square-mile Thomas Fire was reportedly cresting Montecito Peak, just north of the unincorporated Santa Barbara County community of Montecito, where Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and many other celebrities have homes. “It is right above the homes,” fire spokesman Jude Olivas said. Montecito…