More than 400 structures destroyed in 115,000-acre Ventura County wildfire – LA Times

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Gusty Santa Ana winds and bone-dry conditions continued to stoke major wildfires in Southern California on Thursday as Ventura County fire officials said the battle there could last well over a week.

By Thursday evening, the Thomas fire had consumed 115,000 acres, destroyed 427 structures in Ventura and damaged at least 85 more, authorities said. Another 12 structures were destroyed in the unincorporated area of Ventura County.

Via More than 400 structures destroyed in 115,000-acre Ventura County wildfire – LA Times

My heart goes out to these people. This fire is as dangerous and wide spread as any in recent memory. It reminds me of the fires of The Great Smoky Mountains last year in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I am hoping for safety for all concerned and that these blazes will be contained as soon as possible.

One Of My Favorite Asian Restaurants Closed :( #chattanooga

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Red Bank’s Red Ginger Bistro is closed.

The sushi restaurant has been cleared out, the phone line is disconnected, and online ordering has been disabled. For more visit Red Bank restaurant closes

This restaurant was not the greatest Chinese/Japanese/Sushi place but it was convenient and it was tasty enough. It’s been several Asian restaurants over the years and it is a true hole in the wall. I will miss the food and the family that ran it. Fortunately there are many other places of its type around.