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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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Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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The Logics team in Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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Red Cross team at the Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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Fire division in the Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Jesusita Fire

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A evacuated cat at the Santa Barbara Humane Society shelter during the Jesusita Fire.

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Judy the 83-pound tortoise, waiting out the fire.

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Janell Matthies, emergency services manager for United Animal Nations, at the Santa Barbara Human Society with a fond Basset hound.

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Photo taken within minutes of Jesusita Fire starting.

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Fire crews depart from Stagecoach Rd., heading towards West Camino Cielo early 5-9.

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Dozer moves south towards the Rock Garden to build containment line and allow hand crews access to the area.

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Fire heads up ridge south of Flores Flats.

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East side of the fire depicts area just south of Flores Flats where it crossed Gibraltar Road.

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Fire crosses Highway 154 and threatens the Trout Club late yesterday afternoon.

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Fixed-wing aircraft hammer Cielo crest to provide fire fighters with a buffer should the flames hit the mountaintop.

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