#UPDATE The #ThomasFire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties expanded by 2,500 acres overnight as the unrelenting blaze entered its ninth day Tuesday. Winds pushed the fire west overnight, increasing its total area to 234,200 acres. Fire officials said the blaze is making its way further into Santa Barbara County, threatening the communities of Carpenteria, Summerland, Montecito and surrounding areas. Firefighters are also prepared in case the fire moves closer toward the city of Fillmore. The @venturacountyfire Public Information Officer released this time lapse on Twitter, showing “the plume collapsing creating dangerous conditions.” Continuing coverage on Eyewitness News and at abc7.com. Video: VCFD PIO.