The body of a woman was found Thursday morning in a fire evacuation zone impacted by the 150-square-mile Thomas Fire burning in Ventura County. 34.334444
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Expected High Winds ‘A Recipe for Explosive Fire Growth’ in Southern California The body was recovered after what appeared to be a solo vehicle crash in Wheeler Canyon between Santa Paula and Ojai, Ventura County Fire Department Public Information Officer Rich Macklin said. It was unclear exactly when the crash occurred or if it was related to the brush fire, Macklin said. A sheriff’s sergeant told the Los Angeles Times the crash was in a burn area on Wheeler Canyon Road near Ojai. The victim has not been identified and her cause of death is under investigation. The Thomas Fire began Monday evening north of Santa Paula and has prompted thousands of evacuations.