Thomas Fire & 1/9 Debris Flow – One Year Later

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

KCRW and Independent Team Up for Anniversary Interviews

A year ago today, December 13, the Thomas Fire had swallowed large swaths of Ventura County and crept to within striking distance of Montecito. Within just a week, it would leap into Santa Barbara’s front country and set the stage for the late-night debris flow that took 23 lives. In the immediate aftermath, KCRW and the Santa Barbara Independent interviewed residents and responders about what they’d experienced and what they thought might come next.

Megan Miley