Jesusita Fire Statistics

The Jesusita Fire which began on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 and burned 8,733 acres, was declared 100% contained on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 and declared under control on Friday, May 22, 2009. A total of 160 structures were destroyed by the fire, as well as an additional 17 structures which were damaged. The fire remains under investigation and authorities are asking that anyone with knowledge of how the fire started to please call 805-686-5074.

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

• 8,733 acres burned
• All evacuation orders and warnings lifted as of May 13, 2009
• 160 structures destroyed; 18 structures damaged
• 1,857 personnel dispartched: 111 engines, 57 crews
• 1 air attack tanker and 4 helicopters
• 30 firefighter injuries
• Cause under investigation:  Tip line: (805) 686-5074
• Estimated costs $17 million
• Fire fully contained