Officials Seek Clues To Fire Origin

Fire Began On Jesusita Trail, Possibly Started During Brush Cutting

Sunday, May 10, 2009

[From County JIC release] Fire investigators have confirmed the Jesusita fire origin is adjacent to the Jesusita Trail, commonly accessed from the San Roque or Tunnel Road areas.

The fire cause appears related to the use of power tool equipment involved in vegetation clearance. Fire investigators are requesting public assistance with identification of the person or persons engaged in vegetation clearance on Monday, May 4th, and Tuesday, May 5th, 2009. The unidentified persons are known to have been on the trail between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both days.

Please call the Santa Barbara County Tip Line at 805-686-5061 or contact investigators by email at with information regarding these individuals.

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