Inmates are part of an army of firefighters battling a ‘monster’ that just keeps growing

Joseph Serna and Joe Mozing | Latimes.com
December 15, 2017

For well over a week, hundreds of inmates have chain-sawed through relentless thickets of chaparral, cutting lines through the back country to thwart the fire’s sudden rushes at homes.

On Thursday, they were deep in the Los Padres National Forest, covered in wood grit, soot and sweat, as the Thomas fire continued to grow — becoming the fourth-largest in modern California history.

Read more here:http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-inmate-firefighters-20171215-story.html

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