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Thermo-Gel On The Job In Santa Barbara

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Thermo-Gel was on the job in Santa Barbara last week. A homeowner protected his house from the advancing flames of the Jesusita Fire and left a note for firefighters indicating the home had been “gelled”. The images below were provided to me by the fine people at Thermo-Gel. Notice the sign on the porch entrance. […]

Jesusita Fire Tankers Diverted From Closest Base

The Fresno Bee reports tankers assigned to the Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara were forced to use the Porterville Air Attack Base for reloading instead of the much closer Santa Maria Airport. The first tankers on scene Tuesday were able to reload one time in Santa Maria before being diverted to Porterville, double the distance […]

Jesusita Fire Info, Satellite Images, Maps, Links

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Updated Info at County of Santa Barbara. Tanker 910 is on scene. KEYT reports here. Only fire officials can answer why the contract supertanker was not called in sooner. NOAA Sat Animation GeoMac InciWeb is up and running with Jesusita Fire information here. Current Situation Total Personnel 2,335 Size 3,500 acres Percent Contained 10% Fuels […]

Santa Barbara Still Losing Homes

Homes are still burning in Santa Barbara as the Jesusita Fire spreads tentacles of flame through canyons and into neighborhoods. The Governor declared a state of emergency on earlier this week that allowed fire officials to order up all necessary resources, so what happened? According to discussion on Wildland Fire more resources have been called […]