>> It has now been a week since the Thomas Fire ignited in Southern California and firefighters still have yet to gain the upper hand. The wind fueled fire has burned more than 230,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and is just 15% contained.
a Red Cross shelter set up on Ventura's fairgrounds, volunteers are bringing in supplies for the 400 residents seeking safety.
Residents, like Arthur Hertz, are still in shock.>> Everything is just gone behind there. All the hills behind there. I mean, it's not even, it's charred tree trunks. There's not vegetation. It's just dirt. It's sand. It's completely gone.>> He and others here are among the 200,000 people across the entire region forced out by the Thomas Fire and several others in the past week.
Resident, Richie Alpert, says 90% of the homes on his street went up in flames.>> And it will be rebuilt and be a new neighborhood but It won't be the same.>> The Thomas Fire has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and is now California's fifth largest wildfire on record.