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Below are day one details about the Electra Fire, day two is here, and day three is here. Containment was almost reached on July 16 as reported here.

Update 7:40pm: CAL Fire has updated the size of the Electra Fire to 959 acres. The earlier evacuation orders listed below remain in place. Additional firefighters will arrive throughout the evening and early morning hours to help work on gaining containment. Over 100 firefighters are on scene.

Update at 7:15pm: The latest size update on the Electra Fire, near the Amador and Calaveras border, is 300 acres, according to CAL Fire. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has now called for a mandatory evacuation order along Highway 26 from Ponderosa Road to Montgomery Road. Highway 26 is also closed from Buckeye Road to Ponderosa Road.

The fire ignited during the three o’clock hour this afternoon in the area near the 2015 Butte Fire.

Amador officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents in the Butte Mountain Road area. Butte Mountain Road will be closed except for evacuation purposes.

in addition, there is an evacuation warning for all residents in a two-mile radius centered around Lake Tabeau.

The Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART) has been activated. Residents may bring large and small animals to the Amador County Fairgrounds. An evacuation shelter for people is at the Italian Picnic Grounds at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek.

100 firefighters are on the scene.

*Nic Peterson contributed to this report. 

Update at 7pm: Officials continue to fight a 300-plus acre vegetation fire near the Amador and Calaveras County line burning in an area similar to the 2015 Butte Fire. It started during the three o’clock hour this afternoon in Amador County near Electra Road, outside of Jackson.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for the area of Highway 26 from the intersections of Buckeye Road and Lower Dorray Road due to the fire. There are no mandatory evacuation orders in Calaveras County.

Amador officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents in the Butte Mountain Road area. Butte Mountain Road will be closed except for evacuation purposes.

in addition, there is an evacuation warning for all residents in a two-mile radius centered around Lake Tabeau.

The Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART) has been activated. Residents may bring large and small animals to the Amador County Fairgrounds. An evacuation shelter for people is at the Italian Picnic Grounds at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek.

100 firefighters are on scene and more are responding.

Update at 6:20pm: The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for the area of Highway 26 from the intersections of Buckeye Road and Lower Dorray Road due to the Electra Fire. There are no mandatory evacuation orders in Calaveras County.

The other mandatory evacuation orders for Amador County still remain in place. The fire is burning in a similar area as the 2015 Butte Fire.

The current size estimate remains 100 acres.

Update at 6:15 p.m.: The Italian Picnic Grounds, located at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, will be the location for human sheltering. The Red Cross has been notified and will be responding to assist. An exact ETA for Red Cross is unknown at this time.

Update at 5:45 p.m.: CAL FIRE has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents in the Butte Mountain Road area. Butte Mountain road will be closed except for evacuation purposes. CAL FIRE has issued an evacuation warning for all residents in a two-mile radius centered around Lake Tabeau. The Amador County Animal Response Team has been activated. Residents may bring large and small animals to the Amador County Fairgrounds.

Update at 5:25 p.m.: Jackson Fire Department has posted a list of places evacuated due to this fire they are as follows.

Ponderosa Way
Butte Mountain
Amador Lane
Parts of Clinton Road

Update at 5:10 p.m.: The fire has grown to near 100 acres in what is being called a dangerous rate of spread in dry grass in the North Fork of the Mokelumne River drainage. Evacuations are in progress in that area.

Original post at 4:50 p.m.:Calaveras, CA– There is a vegetation fire in Amador County along Electra Road just south of Highway 49. Initial reports are that the fire is about 40 acres in size. Electra Road is closed near the fire. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating some residents along nearby Butte Mountain Road. Air and ground resources are on the scene. Be prepared for activity in the area.

  • Electra Fire 7-4-22

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