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>> Emergency responders say that Thomas fire raging in Ventura County spread rapidly early Tuesday destroying land and buildings in it's path. Reuters photographer Mike Blake.>> Devastating Santa Ana winds have struck California once again causing major damage and a fire that started overnight and swept all the way into Ventura here.
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Behind me you can see a number of homes destroyed. There are in the hundreds of homes destroyed here.>> The current fire size now is about forty-five thousand acres and at least 150 structures are lost.>> Information>> Among those structures was the Vista Del Mar Hospital.>> This place helped a lot of people in this area, it sucks.
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Don't know what they're gonna do without it. Hopefully they rebuild it. It's just very sad seeing it like this.>> Fanned by 70 mile an hour winds the blaze erupted Monday evening. By Tuesday, thick black smoke blanketed the Southern California sky. Some 27,000 people have already been evacuated.
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One person was reportedly killed fleeing the blaze. And officials say more evacuations are likely.>> There's still a high possibility that we will be evacuating additional areas. And so we will be providing information to the residents throughout the day.>> With high winds and low humidity, authorities say conditions are ideal for the fire.
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Conditions that are expected to continue in the days ahead.