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Santa Barbara fire: Media BBQ canceled

May 13, 2009 | 10:38 am

With the 8,700-acre Jesusita fire still burning, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced this morning that the Pre-Season Media BBQ originally scheduled for May 21 has been canceled.

No word yet on when, or if,  the event will be rescheduled.

Meanwhile, fire officials have pushed back full containment of the Jesusita fire to May 20 because of dry and windy conditions. The fire has destroyed 78 homes and cost $13.5 million to fight.

Investigators said the blaze may have been started by someone using a weed whacker on the Jesusita trail.

-- Carlos Lozano

Firemap140 Check out The Times' interactive map to see the locations of the homes, photos of the destruction at some locations and the perimeters of this fire.