'Sundowner' winds forecast in fire zone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. As of Tuesday afternoon, the /*Jesusita Fire*/ was 80 percent contained.

Cool, overcast weather in recent days has helped firefighters get control of the blaze, which destroyed 77 homes, damaged another 22, and has burned more than 8,700 acres.

However, the so-called "sundowner" winds, which have given fire crews so much trouble, were expected to kick up again Tuesday evening.

The /*National Weather Service*/ has issued a high wind watch, starting at 6 p.m. in southern Santa Barbara County. If the winds do not cause significant flare-ups, fire officials expect to have full containment of the fire by Wednesday.

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