Firefighters Continue Efforts To Contain California's Thomas Fire05:09
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Firefighters move away from a burning house after discovering downed live power lines, as the Thomas wildfire continues to burn in Carpinteria, Calif., on Dec. 10, 2017. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters move away from a burning house after discovering downed live power lines, as the Thomas wildfire continues to burn in Carpinteria, Calif., on Dec. 10, 2017. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thousands of firefighters working on little sleep have started to make more progress in their effort to contain the remaining fires in Southern California. The Thomas Fire, the fifth-largest in modern California history, is now 20 percent contained, up slightly from Monday. But the threat remains.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks about the containment efforts with Matthew Chambers, a former U.S. Forest Service fire captain from Sequoia National Forest and a public information officer for the Thomas Fire.

This segment aired on December 12, 2017.

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