• Montecito Peak
  • LaCumbre Peak. Highest in this picture, it's 3985 feet high.
  • Flores Flat. Reported not burned as of Saturday morning.
  • Painted Cave. Didn't burn in the 1990 Painted Cave Fire, amazingly. It's surrounded by plenty of fuel.
  • Area of Tea Fire, November 2008.
  • Area of Gap Fire, July 2008.
  • Area where most of the houses were lost.


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Thanks to nathan, we have here a MODIS overlay on a Google Earth map that shows fire intensity, rather than just spread across time. The view is west across the mountains behind Montecito, toward the Jesusita Fire perimeter. This shot the hotest spots in red. One is on the west flank in Goleta. Some more are wthin the main fire permeter, including one near LaCumbre Peak (on the right) and more at the near (eastern) end, above Montecito. If you mouse over the picture, you'll see notes. I wish I had a choice of shapes, or I'd use polygons or ovals to represent some of the areas, such as the Tea Fire and the Gap Fire. But still, the rectangles roughly do the job.

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