101 Studios Nabs Rights to True Story of Paradise Fire Tragedy

“Secretariat” producer Mark Ciardi will produce the film based on Bill Plaschke’s non-fiction book, “Paradise Found”

Firefighters monitor the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway north of Ventura. Taken on Dec. 7, 2017.

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  • Approximately 45,000 acres have burned in the fire, with over 430 homes and buildings destroyed. Thousands have been forced to evacuate. 

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  • A firefighter sprays water on the remains of a home destroyed by the Thomas Fire in a residential neighborhood on Dec. 5, 2017 in Ventura, CA.

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  • Taken on Dec. 5, 2017,  firefighters douse the remains of an apartment complex. 

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  • The remains of an apartment destroyed by the Thomas Fire. 

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  • A resident hoses down a burning structure in Sunland, CA during the Creek Fire on Dec. 5, 2017. 

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  • Taken Dec. 5, 2017 in Sunland, CA. 

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  • Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across Sunland and Ventura, expanding across tens of thousands of acres.

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  • Strong wind blows embers from the smoldering ruins of a house at the Creek Fire on Dec. 5, 2017 in Sunland. 

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  • Taken Dec. 5, 2017 in Sunland, CA. 

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  • Taken Dec. 5, 2017 in Sunland, CA. 

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  • People walk while viewing the Creek Fire burn on a hillside in the Shadow Hills neighborhood on Dec. 5, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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  • View of the Creek Fire from the Shadow Hills neighborhood. 

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  • Ranch hand Anthony Martin hoses down stalls where some of the 29 horses and numerous other animals had died in the Creek Fire at Rancho Padilla on Dec. 6, 2017 near Sylmar, CA.

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  • Ranch hands Angel Flores and Anthony Martin (R) hose down smoldering property near stables at Rancho Padilla on Dec. 6, 2017 near Sylmar, CA. 

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  • A dead horse killed in the Creek Fire.

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  • Taken Dec. 6, 2017 near Sylmar, CA. 

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  • Taken Dec. 6, 2017 in Ojai, CA. 

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  • Taken along the 101 freeway on Dec. 7, 2017 north of Ventura, CA.  

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  • Taken along the 101 freeway on Dec. 7, 2017, north of Ventura, CA.  

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  • Taken Dec. 6, 2017 in Ojai, CA. 

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  • A desolate stretch of freeway in Los Angeles. 

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  • Some of these photos are disturbing

    Firefighters monitor the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway north of Ventura. Taken on Dec. 7, 2017.

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