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Update at 6:15 p.m.: The Amador Unit of CAL Fire reports crews have reached 100 percent containment on the Electra Fire burning in the Jackson area of Amador County.  The final acreage decreased from an estimated 15 acres to 10.25 acres due to more accurate mapping.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. in the 19000 block of Electra Road near the Electra Powerhouse, off Highway 49, in some timber and oak woodland North of the Mokelumne River.

CAL Fire reports one firefighter suffered minor injury in the blaze but gave no further details. Currently on the scene mopping up are five engines and two hand crews totaling 45 in personnel. CAL Fire relays that overnight a small crew will continue to patrol for hot spots. What ignited the blaze remains under investigation. A timeline of the fire can be viewed below.

Update at 3:45 p.m.: The Amador Unit of CAL Fire reports that firefighters have “put a wet line around the fire and forward progress has been stopped.”  They add that threats to structures have been mitigated. Amador County Sheriff’s officials relay that all evacuation warnings have been lifted. There remains 10 percent containment on the Electra fire that is about 15 acres in size.  It broke out around 12:30 p.m. in the 19000 block of Electra Road near the Electra Powerhouse, off Highway 49.

Amador Unit of CAL Fire relays crews will continue on working towards full containment and mopping up for several hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Update 2:20 p.m.:  Firefighters are making good progress on the Electra Fire burning at a moderate rate of spread in timber and oak woodland North of the Mokelumne River in the Jackson area of Amador County.

The Amador Unit of CAL Fire reports crews have gained 10 percent containment on the blaze that is estimated at 15 acres. Several structures are threatened. There are evacuation orders in place for residents along Canyon View, Amador and Fig Tree lanes as per the Amador County Sheriff’s Office.

Resources currently on scene include 130 personnel, 14 engines, 3 water tenders, 5 hand crews, 2 dozers, 4 air tankers, and 1 helicopter.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. in the 19000 block of Electra Road near the Electra Powerhouse, off Highway 49. Electra Road has been closed at the highway. Amador Unit of CAL Fire says it expects to have full containment sometime Thursday morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Update at 1:40 p.m.: The Amador Unit of CAL Fire reports that air tankers have “made good drops at the head and flanks” of the Electra Fire burning in the Jackson area along Electra Road, off Highway 49. They update that the acreage has grown from about 10 to approximately 15 acres and it is holding. Structures were threatened, but it is unclear if that has been mitigated. Further details on the blaze are below.

Update at 1:15 p.m.: The Amador Unit of CAL Fire reports the Electra Fire has grown from five to six acres to an estimated 10 acres. They add that structures are threatened, but currently, there is no word on whether any evacuations have been ordered. The flames are burning uphill at a moderate rate of spread.  The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. along Electra Road near the Electra Powerhouse in the Jackson area, off Highway 49 in Amador County.

Original post at 12:45 p.m.: Jackson, CA — Columbia air resources have been dispatched to a vegetation fire in Amador County. It is near the area of Electra Road near the Electra Powerhouse in the Jackson area, off Highway 49.

Initial reports are that it is five to six acres in size. The flames are burning at a moderate rate of spread in the grass and oak woodland on the Northside of the North Fork of the Mokelumne River. It’s been dubbed the “Electra Fire.” We’ll pass along more information when it becomes available.

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