Jesusita Fire update 5/10/09

News Media Contacts:
William H. Boyer
Communications Director
(805) 696-1163
EOC2@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
Nina Johnson
Public Information Officer
City of Santa Barbara
(805) 897-2476
eocpio@sbpd.com.
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER FACT SHEET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SBC-JIC Jesusita Fire 057
DATE: May 10, 2009
TIME: 0900 (9:00 am)
Jesusita Fire Fact Sheet as of May 10, 2009 at 0900 (9:00 A.M.)
Fire Status:
· 8,733 acres burned
· 55% contained
· Damage assessment in progress – initial estimate of 31 homes destroyed, 47 homes
have been damaged and 2 outbuildings destroyed
· Approximately 140 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders); affects approx.
350 people
· More than 3,850 properties under evacuation warning; approx. 9,625 people affected
· Residences threatened – 3,500; commercial properties threatened – 100
· 4,543 personnel on scene: 509 engines, 109 crews
· 5 air tankers and 15 helicopters
· 18 firefighter injuries to date
· Cause under investigation: Tip line – 805-686-5074
· Air quality warning remains in effect
· Estimated costs to date $7.4 million
· Expected containment 5/13/09
JESUSITA FIRE EVACUATIONS:
THE UNIFIED COMMAND TEAM HAS DEVELOPED A PLAN FOR THE SAFE, STRUCTURED
RETURN OF RESIDENTS TO THEIR HOMES AND BUSINESSES. ALL PREVIOUS
EVACUATION WARNINGS ARE NOW LIFTED.
AS OF MAY 10, 2009 (10:00 A.M.) – THE CURRENT MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS
IN EFFECT HAVE BEEN DOWNGRADED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING EXCEPT FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
· TUNNEL ROAD NORTH OF MONTROSE, PALAMINO ROAD NORTH OF WILLIAMS
WAY, SAN ROQUE ROAD NORTH OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT,
· EAST AND WEST CAMINO CIELO,
· GIBRALTAR ROAD NORTH OF EL CIELITO,
· THE AREA BORDERED BY HIGHWAY 154 NORTH ON PAINTED CAVE, TO CAMINO
CIELO, CAMINO CIELO TO HWY 154, HWY 154 TO PAINTED CAVE.
EXCEPT FOR THE ABOVE SPECIFIC AREAS RESIDENTS OF THE PREVIOUS
MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER AREAS MAY RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AND
BUSINESSES. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT AN EVACUATION WARNING STILL EXISTS IN
THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
· HOT SPRINGS NORTH EXTENDING TO CAMINO CIELO, EAST VALLEY TO
SYCAMORE CANYON, SYCAMORE CANYON TO STANWOOD, STANWOOD TO
FOOTHILL, FOOTHILL TO HWY 154 CONTINUING ON CATHEDRAL OAKS TO
PATTERSON AVE. PATTERSON AVE. PATTERSON AVE TO SAN JOSE CREEK
EXTENDING TO CAMINO CIELO.
RETURNING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED TO REMAIN
AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR AN EVACUATION ORDER ON SHORT NOTI CE.
HWY 154 BETWEEN CALLE REAL AND PARADISE ROAD REMAINS CLOSED EXCEPT
FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE TRAFFIC ONLY.
THE UNIFIED COMMAND IS CONSTANTLY EVALUATING THE SITUATION TO
REPOPULATE AFFECTED AREAS.
Road Closures:
· Highway 154 is closed at US Highway 101
· Road Closure Hotline – 805-568-3006
· http://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.
Public information kiosks have been set up at the following locations:
· Santa Barbara
o Paseo Nuevo (State and De La Guerra Streets)
o Loreto Plaza (State Street and Las Positas Road)
o Scolari’s Food Co. (222 North Milpas Street)
o Lazy Acres (302 Meigs Road)
· Montecito
o 1400 Block of East Valley Road (Lower Village), Montecito, CA
· Goleta
o Starbucks @ Camino Real, 7030 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta, CA 93117
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 http://www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov
· County of Santa Barbara website at http://www.CountyofSB.org.
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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