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May 8, 2009, Jesusita Fire

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May 8, 2009, Jesusita Fire


Update: Jesusita Fire Facts

Saturday Night Statistics


Saturday, May 9, 2009

The following are statistics on the Jesusita Fire's status as of Saturday, May 9, at 8:30 p.m.:

* 8,700 acres burned.

* 40 percent contained.

* Damage assessment in progress. Initial estimate is 31 homes destroyed, 47 damaged, and 2 outbuildings damaged.

May 8, 2009 Jesusita Fire
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United States Forest Service

May 8, 2009 Jesusita Fire

* Approximately 5,894 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders); affects approx. 14,735 people.

* More than 17,524 properties under evacuation warning; approx. 44,467 people affected.

* 3,500 residences threatened, and 100 commercial properties threatened.

* 4,321 personnel on scene: 498 engines, 104 crews.

* 11 air tankers and 13 helicopters.

* 18 firefighter injuries to date.

* Cause under investigation: Tip line (805) 686-5074.

*Air quality warning remains in effect.

* Estimated costs to date $6.8 million.

* Expected containment 5/13/09.

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