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A wall stands in the burnt out Vista del Mar Hospital after the Thomas wildfire swept through Ventura, California on December 6, 2017.
California motorists commuted past a blazing inferno Wednesday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across the Los Angeles region, with flames  triggering the closure of a major freeway and mandatory evacuations in an area dotted with mansions. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
A wall stands in the burnt out Vista del Mar Hospital after the Thomas wildfire swept through Ventura, California on December 6, 2017.
California motorists commuted past a blazing inferno Wednesday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across the Los Angeles region, with flames  triggering the closure of a major freeway and mandatory evacuations in an area dotted with mansions. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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The Thomas Fire in Ventura County had burned 96,000 acres as of Thursday, making it roughly the size of Denver and nearly three times bigger than the most destructive of the Napa-Sonoma fires. CNN's Sara Sidner has the updates.

California wildfire racing toward tourist area

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County had burned 96,000 acres as of Thursday, making it roughly the size of Denver and nearly three times bigger than the most destructive of the Napa-Sonoma fires. CNN's Sara Sidner has the updates.