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The plume of smoke from the Jesusita Fire drifted slowly on relatively calm winds on the morning of May 8. The speed of this time lapse video has been increased by a factor of 30.
The Jesusita Fire broke out in San Roque Canyon above Santa Barbara about 1:30 PM on May 5, 2009. Two Bell Huey helicopters and many County and City Fire Crews responded in short order.
2:47 PM: The view from Via Gaitaro and Salvar Road.
2:49 PM: Panoramic view of the ash cloud drifting across Santa Barbara.
3:06 PM: Santa Barbara County Fire Department Bell UH-1H Hueys N205KS Tanker 308 and N205FD Tanker 309 cross paths on their way to and from the fire.
3:06 PM: UH-1H Huey N205FD Tanker 309 approaches the fire with its Bambi bucket load of water.
This time lapse movie compresses twenty nine minutes into just under one minute.
3:11 PM: UH-1H Huey N205FD Tanker 309 approaches the fire with its Bambi bucket load of water.
3:11 PM: UH-1H Huey N205FD Tanker 309 approaches the fire as UH-1H Huey N205KS Tanker 308 departs for another load.
3:13 PM: UH-1H Huey N205KS Tanker 308 departs the fire.
3:21 PM: UH-1H Huey N205FD Tanker 309 departs the fire.
3:31 PM: Via Gaitaro was cleared to allow the helicopters to take on water at the site.
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