Airola Fire Incident

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639 Acres


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Active for 9 days  

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1 County


Last Updated09/04/21 7:12 AM
Date Started08/25/21 2:55 PM
Date Contained09/04/21 7:11AM
Location InformationParrotts Ferry Rd and Airola Rd, west of Columbia
Lat/Long[38.038795, -120.454797]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Current Situation:

Firefighters will continue to work towards full containment, mop-up of established fire line, regularly patrol and will remain in the area until suppression repair is completed. This will be the last emailed update for this incident.

Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fire spread is fuel driven and does not depend on wind speed, as we have seen in previous years. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased rates of spread, spotting and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out of state partners, to ensure resources are shared.

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Contact Information

Information Line
(209) 754-5527
Incident Website

Agency Information

Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Calaveras County Sheriff’s, Calaveras County OES, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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2 Engines

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2 Crews