Update at 7:30 p.m.: Cal Fire reports the flames have spread to 200 acres burning in grassy oak woodland. Crews are making progress as containment has increased to 20 percent. Ground crews will remains on scene working throughout the night.
Update at 7 p.m.: Cal Fire reports that Columbia aircraft have been called off the Camanche Fire south of Ione. However, local ground crews will continue to assist in battling the blaze, which has reached 150 acres. Crews will working overnight to continue making progress on containment, which is still estimated at 10 percent.
Update 6:30 p.m.: Cal Fire reports that the flames have spread to 150 acres in the Camanche Fire south of Ione. Crews continue to work on containment, which remains at 10 percent.
Update at 4:46pm: Cal Fire reports that the Camanche Fire south of Ione is now at 60 acres with a moderate rate of spread and 10 percent containment. Evacuations continue in China Gulch with a voluntary evacuation advisory for Buena Vista. Coal Mine Road has been closed to traffic.
The Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit reports resources working the blaze include 30 engine companies, 8 water tenders, 8 fire crews, 4 helicopters, 6 bulldozers and 5 air tankers.
Original Post 4:09pm: Sonora, CA — Local fire resources, including Columbia Air Attack are assisting in battling an Amador County grassland blaze.
The flames broke out at about three o’clock off Camanche Parkway North and Coal Mine Road, south of Ione. Titled the Camanche Fire, flames have spread to 40 to 45 acres in grassy oaks woodland, according to Cal Fire officials. According to the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, one hand crew and engine are also on-scene.
Mandatory evacuations are underway for the China Gulch community and voluntary for Buena Vista. We will bring you more details as soon as they come in to the news center.