Update at 5:30 p.m.: Cal Fire reports the blaze is 26 acres with the forward rate of spread stopped. What sparked the fire is under investigation. Crews will remain on scene overnight working on containment.
Update at 3:30 p.m.: The blaze remains 20 acres and the forward rate of spread has been stopped. Cal Fire reports a Columbia helicopter and tank have been called back to base but two local engines remain on scene. The flames broke out in some grass along the 8000 block of Deer Ridge Lane near Buena Vista Road east of Camanche Reservoir and north of Valley Springs in the Ione area. Cal Fire Amador County spokesperson Brice Bennett states, “No structures were damaged or threatened by the flames.”
Update at 3 p.m.: Cal Fire has named the blaze the Deer Fire. The flames have grown from 15 to 20 acres with no containment at this time.
Update at 2:45 p.m.: Cal fire reports the fire is now 15 acres in size burning along the 8000 block of Deer Ridge Lane east of Camanche Reservoir and north of Valley Springs. There is no word on the flames rate of spread or if any homes area threatened.
Original post at 2:30 p.m.: Ione, CA — Ground and Columbia air resources are heading to a vegetation fire in Amador County.
Cal Fire reports two engines, along with a tanker and helicopters are responding to a grass fire in the Ione area. The fire ignited in the 8000 block of Deer Ridge Lane near Buena Vista Road between the Camache and Pardee reservoirs. There is no information regarding the size of the fire, its rate of spread or whether any homes are threatened. We will bring you more details as soon as they come into the news center.