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Jesusita Fire Revisited

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Origin of Jesusita Fire just 45 minutes after it started along Jesusita Trail. Specific point where the fire started is at the left, or west, side of the image.

Published on August 24, 2009

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Johnny Morosin atop his roof in San Roque Canyon.

Published on May 5, 2009

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Jesusita Lane sits above Jesusita Trail in San Roque Canyon, where the fire began.

Published on May 5, 2009

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Published on December 29, 2009

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Engine 44 Los Padres National Forest Fire Capt. Mike Scott

Published on May 8, 2009

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LPNFS fire fighter Josh Hesketh measures the wind speed on Spyglass Ridge Rd.

Published on May 8, 2009

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Published on December 29, 2009

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Water drop along the ridge line above San Roque Rd.

Published on May 8, 2009

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Los Padres National Forest Service fire fighters

Published on May 8, 2009

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Californina Department of Corrections fire fighters make their way up a steep hillside after a day of hard work

Published on May 8, 2009

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A hand crew takes a break from their arduous, smoky, hot work

Published on December 29, 2009

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Engine 224 Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Ruben Munoz wets down a construction site on Laurel Canyon Rd.

Published on May 8, 2009

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Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Nikki Stevens (right) talks with firefighter Bryon Fernandez (left) about plans for protecting the last house on Spyglass Ridge Road, as the Jesusita Fire burns in the background.

Published on May 7, 2009

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Published on December 18, 2009

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

Published on May 10, 2009

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

Published on May 10, 2009

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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

Published on May 9, 2009

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

Published on May 9, 2009

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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

Published on May 9, 2009

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After Jesusita's flames spent a week torching the front-country chaparral down to 8,000 acres of dirt, the county and federal government teamed up to hydromulch the burn zone from the air in an attempt to ward off erosion damage. Pictured is a hydromulching tanker getting filled and checked out at the Santa Barbara Airport before going Sept. 15, 2009

Published on September 15, 2009

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Pilot Greg Schultz parked on the tarmac in between hydromulching drops Sept. 15, 2009

Published on September 15, 2009

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Hydromulching the Jesusita and Tea Fires burn area Sept. 15, 2009

Published on September 15, 2009

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Hydromulching the hills of Santa Barbara Sept. 15, 2009

Published on September 15, 2009

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Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Jerry Lulejian (center) holds a press conference to the charges filed in the relating to the Jesusita Fire. Also in attendance County Fire Chief Michael Dyer, County Fire PIO Capt. David Sadecki, and Acting District Attorney Joshua E. Lynn. Dec. 11, 2009

View the entire Jesusita Fire Photo Gallery here

Published on December 29, 2009

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