A Christmas tree stands as a lone sentinel in the front yard of an evacuated home in Carpinteria on Dec. 11, 2017, as the Thomas fire, burning since Dec. 4, exploded into Santa Barbara County on Monday, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
A Christmas tree stands as a lone sentinel in the front yard of an evacuated home in Carpinteria on Dec. 11, 2017, as the Thomas fire, burning since Dec. 4, exploded into Santa Barbara County on Monday, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) Mike Eliason AP
A Christmas tree stands as a lone sentinel in the front yard of an evacuated home in Carpinteria on Dec. 11, 2017, as the Thomas fire, burning since Dec. 4, exploded into Santa Barbara County on Monday, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) Mike Eliason AP