Jesusita on Two Fronts

Firefighters Working East and West

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Jesusita Fire was driven westward last night, across Highway 154 into the San Antonio Creek drainage, threatening parts of Goleta; and also upward toward Camino Cielo. Spokespersons on the ground expressed certainty that one home, at least, burned, on Calle Laureles at the top of the Alamar area.

Mandatory evacuation order was expanded as far as Patterson Avenue, above Highway 101.

On the eastern end, firefighters are going up Gibralter Road in an effort to prevent the free from crawling down into the Montecito area.

Some strong wind gusts are anticipated to continue until later in the morning.

The advisory to leave if you feel threatened is the standing warning; the fire is not contained.

A press conference is scheduled for 8 a.m.

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