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Forest officials: Deadly Thomas Fire officially out

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 13:39:49-04

The Thomas Fire has been declared out on Friday, according to Los Padres National Forest officials. 

The largest fire in in California history broke out in Ventura on December 4, 2017 and burned 281,893 acres.

Two people were killed in the fire, including Cal Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson who died while battling the fire. 

Cal Fire declared the fire was contained on January 12. The Thomas Fire closure order was lifted May 24. 

Work will continue on repairing roads, trails and fences that were damaged by the fire and by suppression actions, Los Padres officials said.

There have not been any hot spots detected for more than two months, according to officials.