Electra Fire Evacuation Orders Issued in Amador and Calaveras Counties

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A fire that burned Monday “with a dangerous rate of spread” in dry grass near the Amador and Calaveras county line south of Jackson has triggered evacuation orders in both counties and threatens 100 structures , authorities said. The Electra Fire is burning in rough terrain along Electra Road near Highway 49 and is sending a large plume of smoke into the air that can be seen on sky cameras in the greater Sacramento area. Power is out for at least 2,600 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in Amador County. Cal Fire says the blaze has spread to 300 acres, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and has been moving rapidly since about 3:44 p.m. According to Cal Fire, a first responder was hospitalized with “minor to moderate injuries” as 104 personnel battle the blaze. Crews were dispatched to the South Fork of the Mokelumne River and saw the fire “burning at a dangerous rate of spread in the drainage moving south,” Cal Fire said. “The steep and rugged terrain makes access difficult by land, but firefighters are getting there. Air resources are dwindling to slow the spread.” As crews battle the blaze, about 100 people are stranded at a PG&E station along Electra Road near where the blaze started, the County Sheriff’s Office said. Lover. They were at Box Beach enjoying the river and moved to the station for safety reasons. Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan said there was plenty of dry fuel in the area. But he said it wasn’t a wind-caused fire. Finan recently spoke to Amador County Sheriff Gary Redman, who warned his county was overdue for a fire after recent close calls. just when it happens,” he said. Here are the evacuation orders from Electra Fire. Cal Fire said “evacuations are underway.” When an evacuation order is issued, it means there is an immediate threat to livelihoods. Evacuation is mandatory in this case. When an evacuation warning is issued, it means fire behavior could threaten nearby homes and businesses. During a warning, evacuations are not mandatory but they are encouraged. Amador County The Jackson Fire Department listed the following areas as under an evacuation order: Ponderosa Way Butte Area Mountain Road Amador Lane Portions of Clinton Road Cal Fire later stated that the Evacuations were mandatory on all roads south of Butte Mountain Road, from South Clinton Road to Amador Lane. Just before 7 p.m., Cal Fire said a two-mile radius around Lake Tabeaud was also under an evacuation order. This includes these areas: Amador LaneFig Tree LanePonderosa WayClinton RoadTabeau Road to Clinton Bar RoadWhere people and animals can seek refuge in Amador CountyThe Italian Picnic Ground, located at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, is set place for people to take shelter. Residents can bring large and small animals to the Amador County Fairgrounds. Calaveras County Cal Fire said evacuations are ordered north of Hwy 26 from Montgomery Drive to Lower Dorray Road Here are road closures Electra Fire South Clinton Road to Butte Mountain Road Electra Road to Hwy 49 Hwy 26 to Montgomery Drive Here’s where to find the latest information on the Electra Fire. Amador County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. FIRIS Twitter account. Cal Fire AEU on Twitter. Sign up for CodeRED Amador County Emergency Notifications here. Sign up for Calaveras alert notifications here. Content related to forest fires. Northern California Wildfire 2022 Resources: Where to Find County Evacuation Information, Maps, Alerts, and MoreCalifornia Wildfire 2022 Preparedness Guide: What to Know and How to Stay safe

A fire that burned Monday “with a dangerous rate of spread” in dry grass near the Amador and Calaveras county line south of Jackson has triggered evacuation orders in both counties and threatens 100 structures , authorities said.

The Electra Fire is burning in rough terrain along Electra Road near Highway 49 and is sending a large plume of smoke into the air that can be seen on sky cameras in the greater Sacramento area. Power is out for at least 2,600 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in Amador County.

Cal Fire says the fire reached 300 acres at 6:30 p.m. and has been moving rapidly since about 3:44 p.m.

According Cal Firea first responder was hospitalized with “minor to moderate injuries” as 104 staff battle the blaze.

Crews were dispatched to the South Fork of the Mokelumne River and saw the fire “burning at a dangerous rate of spread in the drainage moving south,” Cal Fire said. “The steep and rugged terrain makes access difficult by land, but firefighters are getting there. Air resources are dwindling to slow the spread.”

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As crews battle the blaze, about 100 people are stuck at a PG&E station along Electra Road near where the blaze started, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said. . They were at Box Beach enjoying the river and moved to the station for safety reasons.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan said there was plenty of dry fuel in the area. But he said it wasn’t a fire caused by the wind.

Finan recently spoke to Amador County Sheriff Gary Redman, who warned his county was overdue for a fire after recent close calls.

“It’s not a question of if it’s going to happen, it’s just when it will happen,” he said.

Here are the evacuation orders from Electra Fire.

Cal Fire said “evacuations are underway.” When an evacuation order is issued, it means there is an immediate threat to livelihoods. Evacuation is mandatory in this case. When an evacuation warning is issued, it means fire behavior could threaten nearby homes and businesses. During a warning, evacuations are not mandatory but they are encouraged.

Amador County

The Jackson Fire Department has listed the following areas as being under an evacuation order:

  • Ponderosa Way
  • Butte Mountain Road area
  • Amador Alley
  • Parts of Clinton Road

Cal Fire later said evacuations were mandatory on all roads south of Butte Mountain Road, from South Clinton Road to Amador Lane.

Just before 7 p.m., Cal Fire said a two-mile radius around Lake Tabeaud was also under an evacuation order.

This includes these areas:

  • Amador Alley
  • Alley of fig trees
  • Ponderosa Way
  • Clinton Road
  • Tabeau Road to Clinton Bar Road

Where People and Animals Can Seek Refuge in Amador County

  • The Italian Picnic Ground, located at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, is being developed for people to take shelter.
  • Residents can bring large and small animals to the Amador County Fairgrounds.

Calaveras County

Cal Fire said evacuations are ordered north of Highway 26 from Montgomery Drive to Lower Dorray Road.

Here are the Electra Fire road closures.

  • South Clinton Road to Butte Mountain Road
  • Electra Road at Highway 49
  • Highway 26 at Montgomery Drive

Here’s where to find the latest information on the Electra Fire.

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