Crews battling Southern California's enormous wildfire are struggling to widen and extend firebreaks before the return of winds that could once again drive the flames out of control.
The Thomas Fire is the second largest in 85 years of recorded California history. It's expected to become the largest as flames continue to eat into forest land.
Forecasts call for 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts to 60 mph by Wednesday evening in the coastal mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
That will end a three-day lull that allowed firefighters to contain about 60 percent of the fire, which is burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Since it began on Dec. 4, the wind-whipped blaze has burned hundreds of homes and is blamed for the deaths of a firefighter and an evacuee.