Crews Fully Contain Santa Barbara Fire

Firefighters have fully contained the nearly 2-week-old Santa Barbara wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced the containment on May 18. The Jesusita Fire broke out May 5 and burned more than 8,700 acres, forcing some 30,000 residents to evacuate. The blaze destroyed 80 homes, damaged 15 others and injured 28 firefighters.

Sparks from a power tool being used to clear brush are suspected of igniting the fire near the Jesusita Trail above Santa Barbara. The blaze exploded a day later when sundowner winds kicked up.

State fire officials estimate the firefighting cost at $20 million.