New Jesusita Fire Stats

Saturday Morning Fire Facts Update

Fire Status

* 8,700 acres burned

* 30 percent contained

* Damage assessment in progress. Initial estimate of 80 homes have been damaged or destroyed

* Approximately 12,204 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders); affects about 30,500 people

*More than 11,524 properties under evacuation warning; approximately 29,000 people affected

* 3,500 residences threatened; 100 commercial properties threatened

* 4,222 personnel on scene, 499 engines, 101 crews

* 11 air tankers and 13 helicopters

* 13 firefighter injuries to date

* Cause still under investigation: Tip line 805-686-5074

* Air quality warning remains in effect

* Estimated costs to date $4.3 million

* Expected containment by Wednesday, May, 13

All previous mandatory evacuation order areas and evacuation warning areas remain in effect and are expected to remain in place for the evening. Highway 154 remains closed at Highway 101.

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