Incident UpdateAirola Fire

Date: 08/26/2021 Time: 7:16 AM

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
10
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

Firefighters observed extreme fire behavior yesterday afternoon as the fire made uphill runs and is terrain driven. Critically dry fuels and steep terrain challenged fire crews overnight. Firefighters will continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines today.

Hotter and drier temperatures are forecasted today through the weekend with poor humidity recovery overnight.

Evacuation Orders:

  • 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.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • The towns of Douglas Flat and Murphys

Road Closures:

  • Parrots Ferry Road is expected to remain closed through the night. Highway 4 remains open.

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

 

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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