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Jesusita Fire Update Morning of May 13, 2009

Jesusita Fire Fact Sheet as of May 13, 2009 at 0730 (7:30 A.M.)
Fire Status:
8,733 acres burned
80% contained
Damage assessment teams have been working in the field providing more accurate survey numbers. Assessment to date: 78 homes destroyed, 22 homes damaged; 67 outbuildings destroyed and 69 outbuildings damaged
Approximately 145 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders); affects approx. 362 people
Residences threatened – 500; commercial properties threatened – 0
3,014 personnel on scene: 239 engines, 88 crews
3 air tankers, and 9 helicopters
29 firefighter injuries to date
Cause under investigation: Tip line – 805-686-5074
Air quality warning remains in effect
Estimated costs to date $15.5 million
Expected containment 5/20/09

Please remember that an evacuation order still exists in the following areas:
Painted Cave Road at Highway 154, Painted Cave Road to East Camino Cielo, East Camino Cielo to Highway 154, Highway 154 to Painted Cave Road. Gibraltar Road from El Cielito to East Camino Cielo. … East Camino Cielo and Gibraltar Road remain closed.

Road Closures:
· Road Closure Hotline – 805-568-3006
· www.countyofsb.org/pwd/roads/closure.htm

Evacuation Shelter Location:
Multi-Activity Center
UC Santa Barbara at Mesa and Ocean Roads

Key Phone Numbers:
County Jesusita Fire Call Center – 805-681-5197
Evacuation Shelter (Red Cross) – 687-1331
Animal Services Hotline – 805-681-4332

Everyone is advised to conserve water.

Animal Shelter Locations:
Large animals: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real – Santa Barbara
Small animals: Call the Animal Services Hotline – 805-681-4332

The Internet:
City of Santa Barbara website at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov
County of Santa Barbara website at www.CountyofSB.org.
Montecito Fire Department at www.montecitofire.com/jesusitarecovery.htm

Television:
CityTV Channel 18
County of Santa Barbara TV Channel 20
KEYT-TV Channel 3

Radio Stations:
FM: KCSB-91.9; KSYV-96.7; KTYD-99.9; KSBL-101.7; KRAZ-105.9
AM: KTMS-990; KZSB-1290; KUHL-1410; KINF-1440
Spanish language FM stations KSPE-94.5 and KIST-107.7

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