Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Santa Barbara Jesusita Fire Update

The press release from Santa Barbara County emergency officials:

At approximately 1:45 p.m. a fire began in the Cathedral Peak area. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Fire Status

• Fire began in the Cathedral Peak area at 1:45 p.m.

• Approximately 4 acres burned, currently moving in a northeasterly direction.

• A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for all locations north of Foothill Road (Highway 192) east of Ontare Road and Morada Lane, and west of El Cielito Road/Gibraltar Road to East Camino Cielo.

• The American Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at the First Presbyterian Church - 21 E. Constance St. (Constance and State Streets) in Santa Barbara.

• The fire response is being administered by a Unified Command consisting of the Santa Barbara Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Montecito Fire, and the US Forest Service.

• A large animal evacuation center has been established at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara,

• The National Weather Service anticipates continued warm weather and high wind conditions.

Additional information will be available at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov and on City TV 18.

For more information:
KCSB-91.9FM; KRAZ-105.9FM; KSYV-96.7FM; KTYD-99.9FM; KSBL-101.7FM

KTMS-990AM; KZSB-1290AM; KUHL-1410AM; KINF-1440AM

Spanish language FM stations KSPE-94.5and KIST-107.7

Recent updates to my posts:

9 pm Jesusita Fire Update

Where to Get Jesusita Fire News and Info

Jesusita Fire Taking Turn for the Worse

How Quickly Things Changed

Thursday Morning Fire Map

Thursday 9:30 pm Fire Update