On May 5th, at approximately 1:45 p.m. a fire began in the Cathedral Peak area.
The fire response was administered by a Unified Command consisting of the Santa Barbara Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Montecito Fire, and the US Forest Service.
Fire Recovery Resources
Assembling a Disaster Kit
Sheriff’s Reverse 911® System - Registration
Key Phone Numbers
Jesusita Fire Call Center is now closed.
• 8,733 acres burned
• All evacuation orders and warnings lifted as of May 13, 2009
• Residences threatened – 500; commercial properties threatened – 0
• 80 homes destroyed; 15 homes damaged
• 1 commercial property destroyed
• 2 outbuildings damaged, 79 outbuildings destroyed
• 1,857 personnel on scene: 111 engines, 57 crews
• 1 air attack tanker and 4 helicopters
• 30 firefighter injuries
• Cause under investigation: Tip line: (805) 686-5074
• Estimated costs $17 million
• Fire fully contained
JESUSITA FIRE EVACUATIONS
THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS OR EVACUATION WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
An Evacuation Order means that residents are being directed to leave their homes immediately.
An evacuation warning means that residents should be prepared to leave immediately if their area is upgraded to an Order.
Public information kiosks are in the following locations:
Traffic & Road Conditions
How You Can Help
Funds Needed for the Red Cross Relief Effort
The American Red Cross, Santa Barbara County Chapter, seeks your help. Visit www.redcross.org/santabarbara to make a financial donation online.
The cause of Jesusita Fire is currently under investigation. If you have information about the fire, please call the anonymous tip hotline 805-686-5074.
Defending Your Home and Hazard Reduction
Get Prepared Checklist
Residents are advised to stay alert for additional information by listening to County Government cable TV station Channel 20, or the following AM or FM radio “Stations of Choice” for Emergency Public Information or other local television stations.
KINF-1440 (Both AM)
KRAZ-105.9 and KSYV-96.7 (Both FM)
KSBL-101.7 (All FM)
Plus Rincon’s Spanish language FM stations KSPE-94.5 and KIST-107.7
KZSB 1290 AM
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