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Fast-Moving Ventura County Wildfire Forces Thousands To Evacuate04:33Download

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In this photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Authorities said the blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn't burned in decades. (Ryan Cullom/Ventura County Fire Department via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Authorities said the blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn't burned in decades. (Ryan Cullom/Ventura County Fire Department via AP)

The Thomas Fire began on Monday evening and is moving quickly, powered by Santa Ana winds.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with KPCC's Alex Cohen (@kpccalex) about the wildfire.

This segment aired on December 5, 2017.

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