Effective at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 10, 2009:

All previous evacuation warnings are now lifted.

The current mandatory evacuation orders in effect have been downgraded to an evacuation warning EXCEPT for the following areas:
• Tunnel Road North of Montrose, Palamino Road North of Williams Way, San Roque North of the Water Treatment Plant.
• East and West Camino Cielo
• Gibraltar Road North of El Cielito
• The area bordered by Highway 154 North on Painted Cave, to Camino Cielo, Camino Cielo to Hwy 154, Hwy 154 to Painted Cave.

Except for the above specific areas residents of the previous mandatory evacuation order areas may return to their homes and businesses.

Please remember that an evacuation warning still exists in the following areas:
Hot Springs North extending to Camino Cielo, East Valley to Sycamore Canyon, Sycamore Canyon to Stanwood, Stanwood to Foothill, Foothill to Hwy 154 continuing on Cathedral Oaks to Patterson Avenue, Patterson Avenue to San Jose Creek extending to Camino Cielo.

Returning residents and business owners are cautioned to remain aware of the potential for an evacuation order on short notice. … Hwy 154 between Calle Real and Paradise Road remains closed except for emergency vehicle traffic only. … The Unified Command is constantly evaluating the situation to repopulate affected areas.

The Jesusita Fire County Call Center phone number is 805-681-5197. It closed last night at midnight and opened at 6 a.m. Standby for information regarding its hours of operations as the fire continues to be contained. Full containment is expected by Wednesday, May 13th. … Continue to refer to Government Access Television Channel 20 or the County website at www.countyofsb.org for information.