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SANTA BARBARA - May 8, 2009 - 12:30am - In tonights press-conference, SB Sheriff Bill Brown said the Jesusita Fire is the "Worst Emergency Santa Barbara Has Faced in 25 Years"
The fire continues to move West along the mountains forcing new evacuations. The fire is still only 10% contained. Here are some numbers:
* 2300 Firefighters
* 246 Fireengines
* 62 Handcrews
* 10 airtankers
* 15 helicopters (with nightvision)
* 25,000 people evacuated
* 3 Ventura county firefighters hospitalized and are being treated.
* 11 Firefighters Injured
Direct Relief International will be at Loreto Plaza and Lazy Acres on the Mesa distributing Respiratory Masks starting at noon.
A Mandatory Evacuation Order is now in effect for all areas north of Cathedral Oaks Drive east of Highway 154 to San Jose Creek (Near Patterson Avenue), all areas north of La Colina Road between Highway 154 and La Cumbre Road, and all areas north of State Street between La Cumbre Road and San Roque Road.
Here is an updated MAP along with shelter info, phone numbers, etc..
• La Cumbre school • San Marcos High School
• Saint raphaels • La Cumbre school • San Marcos High
Hope School District: Hope School • Monte Vista School
Santa Barbara School Districts: Adams • Cesar Chavez • Cleveland • Franklin • Open Alternative • Peabody • Parma Center • Roosevelt • La Colina Junior High • Community Based School • Santa Barbara Junior High • Santa Barbara High School •Providence Hall High School Antioch • EF International • Brite Star Pre school • Mount Carmel in Montecito on East Valley closing at noon • Brooks Campuses in Santa Barbara • Bishop Diego
PHOTOS: See Links, Maps and Photos from earlier today, yesterday & last night:
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