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Fire approaches the 101 freeway along Solimar and Faria beaches north of Ventura. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Thomas fire, which has ravaged Ventura County, continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned that many more homes have been lost.

The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 and burning through oil fields before crossing the 101 Freeway into Solimar Beach, authorities said.

On Wednesday, fire officials said their focus was going to be to prevent the fire from moving into the Ojai Valley.

More than 350 firefighters, 52 engines and six fixed-wing aircraft were battling the Skirball fire in Bel-Air from the north, west and east. Weather forecasters predicted relatively cool temperatures, in the 50s and 60s, on Wednesday but with continued low humidity and winds above 25 mph.

Ash and smoke swirled in the sky as firefighters battled to save at least one home engulfed in the blaze, atop a hill adjacent to the northbound 405 near Getty Center Drive.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Thomas fire burns along the 101 freeway north of Ventura.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

A helicopter drops water on a portion of the Skirball fire that threatened several homes along Linda Flora Drive in Bel-Air.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighters work to save a home along Linda Flora Drive in Bel-Air, where the Skirball fire prompted a full closure of the 405 freeway.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighters work to save a home along Linda Flora Drive in Bel-Air.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighters work to save a home along Linda Flora Drive in Bel-Air.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

A group of mansions were spared from the Skirball fire in Bel-Air.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

A car lies amidst the ruins caused by the Skirball fire at the end of Linda Flora Drive in Bel-Air.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Jeff Lipscomb embraces his daughter Rachel Lipscomb, 11, as they stand over where her room was and see her burned collection of books.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Burned cars smolder in a lot on Wentworth Street in Sunland-Tujunga following the Creek fire.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Virginia Padilla, left, whose 29 horses were killed yesterday during the Creek fire is comforted by trainer Shelby Hope.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A water tender wets smoldering remnants of tires along Wentworth Street in Sunland-Tujunga in the aftermath of the Creek fire.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Smoke from the Creek fire hangs in the air above the San Fernando Valley in a view from the 14 freeway.

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