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Upper Rattlesnake and Cold Springs Canyon from upper West Fork Trail.

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Looking down into Rattlesnake Canyon from Gibraltar Road with upper Rattlesnake Trail visible.

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Area just below La Cumbre peak was burned out on Friday night.

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Hand crews check progress in Maria Ygnacio Canyon.

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Crews work their way into the brush above Highway 154.

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Engine crew from Smartsville CA begin to assess hot spots above Highway 154.

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Sign along Highway 154 depicts damage done during Friday evening's fire run towards Painted Cave.

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Fixed wing aircraft drop retardant in Maria Ygnacio canyon on Saturday morning.

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Hand crews begin to build containment line in Maria Ygnacio Canyon east of Painted Cave.

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May 8, 2009, Jesusita Fire

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Red Cross volunteer Lydia Barcos clears bedding to be washed

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Red Cross volunteers Nancy Shinn (left) and Lydia Barcos take away used bedding and cots for cleaning

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Red Cross volunteers Nancy Shinn and Lydia Barcos take away used bedding and cots for cleaning

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Red Cross volunteers plan the reorganization as many people leave the shelter and go home while the Dos Pueblos High School shelter location closes and consolidates at UCSB's MAC

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Red Cross volunteer Justin Poet helps with some lifting

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L to R Brian Hayden from Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. and Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Walton update the shelter's map to display the downsized evacuation boundaries on Saturday

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Though home sick and tearful the first night at the Red Cross Shelter 7 year-old Jairo quickly grew to like the accommodations

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Seven year-old Jairo pleads with his mom to stay a little longer

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Nely Villasenor and seven year old son Jairo were evacuated from the 154 area and just found out they are allowed back home today

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Nely Villasenor and seven year old son Jairo at the Red Cross Shelter at UCSB's MAC

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05/09/09 Charlotta Jones's (right) home in Mission canyon is still under mandatory evacuation but she is leaving the Red Cross Shelter with her son and daughter in law, Elmer and Diane Jones, as the evacuation orders have been lifted for their home in the Turnpike area.

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05/09/09 95 year-old Charlotta Jones was evacuated from her Mission Canyon home

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05/09/09 Governor Schwarzenegger tours the Red Cross Shelter at UCSB's Multi Activity Center

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05/09/09 Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (center) announces advances in fighting the Jesusita Fire has allowed the safe repopulation of many of the the evacuated areas below highway 192

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05/09/09 Governor Schwarzenegger at UCSB's Multi Activity Center

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05/09/09 Governor Schwarzenegger and UCSB chancellor Henry Yang

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Governor Schwarzenegger tours the Red Cross Shelter at UCSB's Multi Activity Center

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Rob Lowe tour the Red Cross Shelter at UCSB's Multi Activity Center

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05/09/09 Governor Schwarzenegger tours the Red Cross Shelter at UCSB's Multi Activity Center

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Governor Schwarzenegger tours the Red Cross Shelter at UCSB's Multi Activity Center with chancellor Henry Yang

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When asked this photographer "What Beatles song would you like to hear?" by David Silvia (pictured) I was obliged with a outstanding version of my request Rocky Racoon

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Berri Bottomley and David Salvia pass the time at the Red Cross shelter setup in UCSB's Multi Activity Court

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Berri Bottomley and David Salvia were evacuated from the La Cumbre area late Thursday night

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Chief Engineer for Rincon Broadcasting, Ransom Bullard, checks the broadcast antennas on Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 A water dropping helicopter flies over radio/communications antennas on Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Down a steep hillside, burned clean from Wednesday night's flames, an old, abandoned truck can be seen in pieces off Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Flames burning across Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Flames burning along the West side of Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Riverside City Fire Captain Rob Rappaport keeps an eye on the flames that have crossed to the East side of Gibraltar Road

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05/08/09 Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Power lines as seen from Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 Power lines as seen from Gibraltar Rd.

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Smaller air tankers and helicopters can navigate canyons and uneven terrain but given a straight, level area to cover, the DC-10 can drop up to 12,000 gallons in eight seconds

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Dc-10 drops retardent along the dozer lines by East Camino Cielo

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05/08/09 The DC-10 heads to its drop site along side East Camino Cielo

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A lead plane guides the fire-fighting DC-10 to an optimum drop zone for its 12,000 gallons of fire retardant. The ravines and ridges where Jesusita burned kept the jumbo jet's use to a minimum as the DC-10 can only operate in straight and level landscapes 05/08/09

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05/08/09 A CDC crew from Pine Grove take a moment to pose for a photo

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05/08/09 Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 E. Camino Cielo

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05/08/09 Gibraltar Rd.

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05/08/09 An air attack plane is dwarfed in the smoke from the Jesusita Fire as seen on E. Camino Cielo Friday

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An air tanker drops a load of retardant with an air attack plane overseeing the results

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05/08/09 E. Camino Cielo

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An "air attack" plane acting as a spotter, circles the area, assessing the fire's location, terrain, wind speed and best elevation for water drop. Once that spot is determined, the information is relayed by radio to the air tanker and a "puff" is released (seen above) as a clear marker.

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05/08/09 Dozers were busy cutting a wide break to the north of E. Camino Cielo Rd.

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Speaking of evacuated, the hills were alive Friday with an inordinate amount of displaced lady bugs in swarms on East Camino Cielo

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05/08/09 A KEYT news van heads to an assignment after doing a live feed from the Painted Cave community

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05/08/09 With fire on the hills below and to the East, the Painted Cave Fire Department soak a house on the corner of Manzanita & Lookout Rds.

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05/08/09 The Painted Cave Fire Department working on Lookout Rd

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05/08/09 From his house on Lookout Rd. in the Painted Cave community Hans Mortensen watches the progression of the fire below on the hill to the East

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05/08/09 E. Camino Cielo

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05/08/09 East Camino Cielo

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05/08/09 E. Camino Cielo

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May 8, 2009 Jesusita Fire

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