Latest Jesusita Fire Stories

2009-05-08 16:31:00

Network Performance and Free Services Keep Relief Workers, Residents Connected SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighters in the field and evacuees at shelters in Santa Barbara County are relying on the Verizon Wireless and wireline networks to stay connected during the Jesusita wildfire. The company has donated wireless modems for Internet access, and mobile phones with airtime to help firefighters battle wildfires and evacuees to contact loved ones and get updates on their...

2009-05-06 13:31:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U-Haul Company of Van Nuys is offering 30 days of free storage to California residents who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from areas affected by the Jesusita fire. In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people needing boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take...

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