Santa Barbara CA Jesusita Fire Update, 80 Confirmed Homes Burned - Saturday May 9th
After several relentless and stressful days of extreme heat, wind and fire, Santa Barbara is finally getting a break from the weather. With day time temperatures around 100 degrees and overnight temperatures hovering in the 80 degree range the last 4 days as well as wind gusts up to 50-70 miles an hour, this mornings heavy marine layer, calmer winds and 58 degree weather is a blessing. Everyone one I seem to talk with expresses their appreciation with the job the fire fighters have been doing with the evacuation, keeping everyone safe and protecting as much Santa Barbara property as possible. THANK YOU. Here are some current statistics and photos as of early this morning reported by local news sources: Fire Status: •8,700 acres burned •30% contained •Damage assessment in progress – initial estimate of 80 homes have been damaged or destroyed •Approximately 12,204 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders); affects approx. 30,500 people •More than 11,524 properties under evacuation warning; approx. 29,000 people affected •Residences threatened – 3,500; commercial properties threatened – 100 •3,455 personnel on scene: 428 engines, 78 crews •14 air tankers and 15 helicopters •11 firefighter injuries to date •Cause under investigation: Tip line – 805-686-5074 •Air quality warning remains in effect •Estimated costs to date $3.2 million As always, The Independent and KEYT.com have been doing a great job at coverage. Thank you for reading. I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative. Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any thoughts.