Electra Fire burns 3,034 acres, prompts evacuations in Amador, Calaveras counties

  • Source: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
  • Published: 07/05/2022 12:00 AM

The Electra Fire erupted Monday “with a dangerous rate of spread” in dry grass near the Amador and Calaveras county line south of Jackson, prompting evacuation orders in both counties and threatening hundreds of structures, authorities said. Cal Fire said Tuesday morning that the fire had charred 3,034 acres and was 0% contained. The blaze has been fast-moving since Monday afternoon. Officials said Tuesday that 450 structures are threatened. By nightfall Monday, power was out for about 13,100 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in Jackson and other parts of Amador County. The fire is burning in rugged terrain along Electra Road near Highway 49 and has sent a big plume of smoke into the air that could be seen across the greater Sacramento area.


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