The Thomas Fire in Ventura County erupted Monday night and has burned nearly 60,000 acres as of Tuesday morning and forced tens of thousands of evacuations.
Social media users in and around the area shared what they witnessed.
RELATED: Thomas Fire burns out of control
We're closed today for obvious reasons. Please be safe out there. Do good when you can, we're… https://t.co/H3QkKFeVzd
— Hypno Comics (@HypnoComics) December 5, 2017
To those that lost their homes our hearts and prayers are with you. Thanks to the brave first responders and all those that continue to battle the fire. We’re still not even close to out of the woods but hopefully the winds will subside a little to help. #staysafe #venturafires2017 #ventura #thomasfire
Copperfield’s will be closed today. Fires are visible on the hills from our front window. Stay safe everyone! You are in our thoughts and prayers! #downtownventura #ThomasFire pic.twitter.com/1UfM8daE4J
— Copperfield's Gifts (@CopperfieldsVTA) December 5, 2017
— Lisa McKinnon (@805foodie) December 5, 2017
Before and After the fire. pic.twitter.com/NDRqJCu0vF
— Zachary Pusatere (@Zackpusatere) December 5, 2017