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May 6th, 2009
Mission Canyon resident Michael Holland snaps a picture of a small flare up at dawn
Published on May 6, 2009
Red Cross Shelter volunteers Janet Napier (left) and Harley Hahn chat in wee hours of a slow night at the Dos Pueblos High School Gym. Out of all the evacuated ares only 10 people came in seeking shelter.
A view of the Jesusita Fire from Cheltenham Road as police patrol the evacuated Mission Canyon neighborhood pre-dawn Wednesday morning
WInds briefly picked up bringing some hot spots to life early Wednesday morning
A likely evacuated, private residence on Tunnel Rd. steers fire fighters to a source of water
Air tankers resumed dropping water Wednesday morning at about 8 a.m. with a turnaround time to fill-up/fuel in Porterville, CA of approximately one hour
Air tankers making water drops on the Jesusita Fire early Wednesday morning
A woman in a blue pick-up truck tries to keep the media trucks from getting onto private property.
Published on May 5, 2009
Crew command, Jesusita Fire.
Helicopter drops water along Jesusita Trail where the fire started just before 2PM.
Though fire is less than a half acre in size, winds quickly push it east.
Engine crews watch helplessly as fire begins to spread rapidly towards Inspiration Point.
Retardant is dropped on top edge of fire to keep it from spreading upward. Many wonder why more resources aren't available for air attack.
Fire reaches Inspiration Point at about 4pm.
From Spyglass Ridge the flames have moved down into Mission Canyon and are threatening to move towards this location as well.
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