Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Santa Barbara Jesusita Fire Day 2

Went to sleep last night to the chop-chop-chop of helicopters flying. A few pilots are issued night vision goggles to continue fighting fires throughout the night. Woke up at about 3:00 am to clear skies and silence. Thought that the fire was out, but this morning at sunrise you could see flames once again shooting up above the ridge at the top of Jesusita Trail.

So far the fire is not contained, but it has been kept within the wilderness border area of the Los Padres National Forest above Santa Barbara. No reports of structures lost. The City is quiet. Many schools are closed, including the one down the street from our home.

The Jesusita Fire is one for which fire fighters have trained well. Their training appears to have paid off. Kudos to their hard work.

To celebrate the fire fighters, I found 12 pages of images showing of firefighters in uniform.

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