Incident UpdateAirola Fire

Date: 08/27/2021 Time: 7:36 AM

Information Line: (209) 754-5527

Incident Facts

Name
Airola Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-08-25
Incident Status
Active
Location
Parrotts Ferry Rd and Airola Rd, west of Columbia
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Counties
Calaveras
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
Size
700
Containment
25
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
200
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

Fire line construction and strengthening will continue today. Where containment lines are established fire fighters will patrol and mop-up hot pots. Steep and rocky terrain with difficult access for equipment in the Stanislaus River Canyon continues to challenge firefighters.

Warming temperatures with lowering humidity are expected today into the weekend. Wind will generally be upslope during the day, turning downslope at night. Locally gusty west wind is possible this afternoon.

CALAVERAS COUNTY:

For the latest road closures and evacuation information in Calaveras County please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Calaveras-County-Sheriffs-Office-1756871757881504 

Evacuation Warnings:

  • The towns of Douglas Flat and Murphys
  • Vallecito: All of Parrots Ferry Road from the Tuolumne/Calaveras County line at Parrots
  • Ferry Bridge to Highway 4 including Moaning Cavern and Camp Nine Road areas as well as East of Red Hill Road to Parrots Ferry Road.

Road Closures:

  • None

For the latest road closures and evacuation information in Calaveras County please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Calaveras-County-Sheriffs-Office-1756871757881504

Evacuation Centers:

  • Mark Twain Elementary School 646 Stanislaus Ave, Angel Camp, CA
  • Independence Hall 1445 Blagen Road Arnold, CA

Calaveras County Community Information:

Calaveras County Community Information Center- Interactive Website and Map https://tinyurl.com/3jexmbuh 

Animal Evacuation Centers:

  • Small Animal:
    Calaveras County Animal Services
    891 Mountain Ranch Road
    San Andreas, CA

 

  • Large Animal:
    Frogtown Fairgrounds
    2465 Gun Club Rd.
    Angels Camp, CA
QR Code for CALAVERAS ALERTS Sign-up:

Sign up for CALVERAS ALERT, emergency notifications at: https://oes.calaverasgov.us/Notifications

 

Assigned Resources

Engines
34
Water Tenders
7
Helicopters
2
Air Tankers
Dozers
10
Hand Crews
13
Other
Total Personnel
345
Cooperating Agencies
Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Calaveras County Sheriff’s, Calaveras County OES, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps