JESUSITA FIRE


Jesusita Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: May 18, 2009 5:00 pm
Date/Time Started: May 5, 2009 1:45 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: 8,733 acres - 100% contained
Structures Destroyed: Assessment to date: 80 homes destroyed, 15 homes damaged; 79 outbuildings destroyed, 2 outbuildings damaged; 1 commercial property destroyed.
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara City Fire, USFS, Carpinteria Fire, Montecito Fire, BLM, Ventura County Fire, OES, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Santa Barbara Police, CHP, CDCR and CCC.
Total Fire Personnel: 189 Total (36 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 11 Engines
Fire crews: 4 Hand Crews (2 CAL FIRE)
Helicopters: 2 Helicopters
Dozers: 2 Bulldozers
Water tenders: 1 Water Tender
Costs to date: $20 million
Major Incident Command Team: Incident Command Team #4
Conditions: No significant fire activity or growth. The incident has transitioned to a Type 3 unified command with the USFS and Santa Barbara County.

Jesusita Trail (Photo by Steven Pinker)

 

May 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Keith Cullom)

The Jesusita fire burns in the foothills above Santa Barbara Tuesday

 

 

May 6, 2009 (Photo by Associated Press)

Helicopter drop

 

May 7, 2009 (Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

Dense smoke drifts over Santa Barbara as sundowner winds stoke the Jesusita fire.

 

May 7, 2009 (Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

A home burns in the foothills near Santa Barbara

 

May 8, 2009 (Photo: Bryan Chan/Los Angeles Times)

Massive volumes of fire retardant are dropped on the Jesusita fire in the San Marcos Pass

near Santa Barbara.

 

 

Photo Credits:

Associated Press. (2009).Helicopter drop on Jesusita fire. Associated Press. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from

 http://feww.wordpress.com/calif-fires-2009

Eliason, M. (2009). Plane dump over Mission Canyon. Santa Barbara News Press. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from

 http://feww.wordpress.com/calif-fires-2009

Chan, B. (2009). Helicopter drop in San Marcos Pass. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from

 http://feww.wordpress.com/calif-fires-2009

Cullom, K. (2009). Jesusita fire. Associated Press. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from

 http://feww.wordpress.com/calif-fires-2009

 

Pinker, S. (2009). Jesusita trail. Mission Canyon association. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from www.missioncanyon.org/

Sinco, L. (2009). Burning home. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from

 http://feww.wordpress.com/calif-fires-2009