Fire crews continue to fight the Thomas Fire one week after it ignited in Ventura County.
Officials say the fire has grown to 231,700 acres and is about 20 percent contained. That number could change by mid-Tuesday morning after crews re-assess the fire map.
Firefighters say Monday was a more successful day with the amount of fire efforts — such as extra air tankers, controlled burns and creating better containment lines — they were able to carry out.
Overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning, fire crews will be maintaining structure protection efforts throughout Carpinteria and where there are evacuation orders in effect.
The air quality is still on the unhealthy or hazardous side for various areas close to the wildfire.
Residents in Santa Barbara County are urged to wear certified N-95 masks if they are doing any sort of activity outside.
"I don’t think there is anyone who shouldn’t be wearing a mask at this point, given where the air quality is right now, how unhealthy it is," said Richard Belkin, M.D., a lung specialist. "Everyone in the community should be wearing masks when they are outdoors."
This story will be updated throughout the day with new information from fire officials on the Thomas Fire.
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