Calaveras County fire units have a handle on the fire near Lake Comanche and Pardee Dam. That fire jumped the Mokelumne River from Amador County into Calaveras County.
The vegetation fire started off Buena Vista Road and North Comanche Parkway on the Amador County side of the Mokelumne River around 5:45 p.m. Thursday evening. Then jumped across the south side of the river in the Pardee Dam area, near Campo Seco Road around 6 30 p.m. That fire is located north of Valley Springs.
According to fire information officer Sharron Torrance, the fire on the Amador County side of the river is being held to about 6 acres. As of 7:40 p.m., she said there is no acreage estimate yet on the Calaveras County side fire, though she did say firefighters had a handle on the blaze Airtankers as well as multiple ground crews wetre called in to fight the blaze. Ground crews will be on the fire lines through the night.