Wind-driven blaze in Santa Barbara

A view from Stearns Wharf shows a small plume of smoke from the Jesusita fire in the hills of Santa Barbara. Calmer weather conditions have allowed firefighters to get a better handle on the wildfire, which began Tuesday afternoon.<br>
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( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / May 6, 2009 )

A view from Stearns Wharf shows a small plume of smoke from the Jesusita fire in the hills of Santa Barbara. Calmer weather conditions have allowed firefighters to get a better handle on the wildfire, which began Tuesday afternoon.

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Sundowner winds have fueled other destructive fires

Map: Road closures and evacuations

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