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Santa Barbara Jesusita Fire – 4

FireLocal TV station, KEYT, is updating this link continuously. The latest update is from 7:30PM PDT:

•8,700 acres burned
•40% contained
•Damage assessment in progress – initial estimate of 33 homes destroyed and 47 homes damaged.
•Approximately 12,204 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders); affects approx. 30,500 people
•More than 11,524 properties under evacuation warning; approx. 29,000 people affected
•Residences threatened – 3,500; commercial properties threatened – 100
•4,300 personnel on scene: 499 engines, 101 crews
•11 air tankers and 13 helicopters
•13 firefighter injuries to date
•Cause under investigation: Tip line – 805-686-5074
•Air quality warning downgraded to Air quality watch
•Estimated costs to date $4.2 million

The LA Times is changing their story link every day, but the map link is updated constantly.

Via Jill, the Enplan Wildfire Viewer. Just click on the Jesusita link on the sidebar to see the locations of the fire’s hotspots.

The good guys made a lot of progress today as cold upwelling off the coast generated cool, humid weather with light winds. So much progress was made that some people have been allowed to return to their homes.


1 cookie jill { 05.10.09 at 12:07 am }

I don’t think any of us will ever complain about the “gray may” or “june gloom” syndrome ever again. Coastal Eddy…our hero….along with all the fireguys and gals

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2 cookie jill { 05.10.09 at 12:13 am }

could you send me the link to the ash cleanup posting you did awhile back..in fact 2x for Santa Barbarians…would love to link to your sage advice again

cookie jill´s last blog post..Music to go home to

3 Bryan { 05.10.09 at 12:57 am }

The link is Cleaning Up [http://whynow.dumka.us/2007/10/25/cleaning-up/].

I’ll e-mail you a copy of the URL too.

4 cookie jill { 05.10.09 at 12:47 pm }

Thanks for the link. I’m going to bookmark it to use in another 6 months…more than likely.

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5 Bryan { 05.10.09 at 1:07 pm }

If you want to grab the text and edit it to post, I don’t have a problem with that because I don’t seek links. A credit link would be friendly, but the real thing is to get the information out there so people don’t cause more damage to themselves or their environment than the fire already did.