"Even though fuels in the fire area remain critically dry, with shorter days and lack of significant winds, no forward progress of the fire is expected".
The fire is the largest blaze in modern California history.
Beginning December 4, the wildfire has destroyed over 1,000 structures in and around the southern California counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara, situated just northwest of Los Angeles, according to Reuters.
More than two weeks after traveling to California to help fight the Thomas Fire, personnel from the Oregon Department of Forestry districts and the Coos and Douglas Forest Protective Associations will be back in Oregon for the holiday weekend.
The amount of acreage burned by Thomas has exceeded the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County, which spread across 273,246 acres and killed 15 people before firefighters brought it under control, according to the National Weather Service. Some fires before that date undoubtedly were larger but records are unreliable, according to state fire officials.
One fatality directly related to the fire has been reported, a firefighter who succumbed to burns and smoke inhalation in the line of duty last Thursday.
By that point, firefighters already were beginning to take advantage of a lull in the weather.
A newly planted tree also survived the fire.
The fire burned hundreds of homes and prompted mass evacuations.
The ODF and association firefighters were part of more than 8,400 firefighters assigned to combat the fire, which is now 60 percent contained.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The Texans couldn't do much right on a day their home stadium was overtaken by vocal Steelers fans waving their Terrible Towels. The Steelers clinched a first round bye in the AFC playoffs with Monday's 34-6 rout of the Texans.
In Wyoming County, a lake effect snow warning will be in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon through 6 p.m. A cold front moving through the area this morning is bringing more accumulating snow to Mid-Michigan.
Several significant U.S. allies abstained from the United Nations vote, among them Australia, Canada, Mexico and Poland. As a sequel to that, the UN General Assembly voted to adopt a non-binding resolution on the status of Jerusalem .
Shimonek took Texas Tech across midfield in the final seconds but his desperation pass on the run was well short of the end zone. The Red Raiders answered with a 33-yard field goal from Hatfield to take back the lead, 27-24, with 5:02 left in the game.
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System said it will follow a normal Sunday schedule on December 24, Christmas Eve . Register offices will be closed on all Bank Holidays - Christmas Day , Boxing Day , and New Year's Day .
However, the U.S. has been giving military and financial support for the PYD/YPG group, claiming they were fighting against Daesh. Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold a meeting in Sochi on January 19-20 in preparation for the Congress.
He further revealed that weather would continue to be dry, with the temperature expected to be higher than the normal. It has also issued a winter weather advisory that will be in effect for 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m.
Mohammed Faisal, spokesperson, Pakistan foreign ministry, said: "Commander Jadhav is the face of Indian terrorism in Pakistan". Jadhav's mother and wife left India on Monday accompanied by an official of the Union Ministry of External Affairs.
Jake, who said that he is sometimes told by his teachers to "hush or be quiet", was not insulted by the wine gift. This year, his parents thought the teacher needed something a little more substantial.
Christians mark Christmas with due religious fervour
The devotees in all the churches lauded the communal brotherhood of Kashmir and prayed for peace and prosperity in Kashmir. However, people missed "White Christmas " as there was no snowfall in the Valley. "#MerryChristmas to all of you".
APNewsBreak: Carey returns to 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
Mariah Carey isn't letting last year's hot mess of a performance on New Year's Eve stop her from performing this year on the show. It quickly devolved into a war of gossip and finger pointing that would coincidentally define the year that would follow.