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Jesusita Fire, California
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Having burned an estimated 8,733 acres, the Jesusita Fire in the Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara, California, was about 95 percent contained on May 15, 2009. This natural-color image from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite shows the burned area on May 13, 2009. The marine clouds that hid the city from view during a previous overpass had cleared by this time, and the encroachment of the blaze into the outskirts of the Santa Barbara is obvious.
NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.
This natural-color image from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite shows the Jesusita Fire burned area on May 13, 2008.