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Jesusita Fire, Gallery #3

May 6th, 2009

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Mission Canyon resident Michael Holland snaps a picture of a small flare up at dawn

Published on May 6, 2009

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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.

Published on May 6, 2009

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A view of the Jesusita Fire from Cheltenham Road as police patrol the evacuated Mission Canyon neighborhood pre-dawn Wednesday morning

Published on May 6, 2009

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WInds briefly picked up bringing some hot spots to life early Wednesday morning

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A likely evacuated, private residence on Tunnel Rd. steers fire fighters to a source of water

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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

Published on May 6, 2009

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Air tankers making water drops on the Jesusita Fire early Wednesday morning

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A woman in a blue pick-up truck tries to keep the media trucks from getting onto private property.

Published on May 5, 2009

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Crew command, Jesusita Fire.

Published on May 6, 2009

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Helicopter drops water along Jesusita Trail where the fire started just before 2PM.

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Though fire is less than a half acre in size, winds quickly push it east.

Published on May 6, 2009

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Engine crews watch helplessly as fire begins to spread rapidly towards Inspiration Point.

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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.

Published on May 6, 2009

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Fire reaches Inspiration Point at about 4pm.

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From Spyglass Ridge the flames have moved down into Mission Canyon and are threatening to move towards this location as well.

Published on May 6, 2009

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