Photos: The Thomas Fire leaves a scorched landscape

The Thomas Fire has burned more than 230,000 acres, becoming the fifth largest wildfire in California history. The fire, which is now 15 percent contained, has destroyed 790 structures. One fatality has been reported. 

The fire has charred the California landscape, filling beaches with smoke and scorching palm trees. Below, photos from KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez, who is reporting from the Central Coast.

Charred palm trees in Ventura. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
Charred landscape in Ventura. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
There are many signs outside of Ojai thanking firefighters. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
Smoky skies at Carpinteria Beach. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
Carpinteria Monday morning. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
Fires burn Monday morning above Carpinteria High School. Schools are closed due to the fires. Photo: Saul Gonzalez