Jesusita Fire Information

Acres Burned: 8,733 acres
Last Updated: May 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Interactive map: Santa Barbara 'Jesusita' Fire

Date/Time Started: May 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Administrative Unit: Los Padres National Forest / Santa Barbara County Fire

County: Santa Barbara County

Location: Northwest of Mission Canyon and Santa Barbara City

Acres Burned: 8,733 acres

Containment: 70% contained

Structures Threatened: 500 residences

Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 22 residences have been damaged and 77 destroyed; 69 outbuildings have been damaged and 60 destroyed.

The number of structures reported represents the continuing assessment of structures either damaged or destroyed. A full assessment is ongoing by the City and County of Santa Barbara and is anticipated to be completed the next operational period.

Cause: Under Investigation

Total Fire Personnel:
4,104 Total Personnel (2,138 CAL FIRE)
403 Engines (90 CAL FIRE)
109 Hand Crews (88 CAL FIRE)
21 Dozers (12 CAL FIRE)
13 Helicopters
37 Water tenders

The influence of the fog continues to cause the fire to lay down at night. Interior burning North towards East Camino Cielo will continue. Fire is in the West Cold Springs Creek but fire has slowed its progression due to the marine influence.

CAL FIRE Team 4 is in a unified command of the fire.

Cost to Date : $10.8 million

Jesusita Fire Information: (805) 681-5197

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