Incident UpdateElectra Fire

Date: 07/20/2022 Time: 7:50 AM

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Incident Facts

Name
Electra Fire
Start Date/Time
2022-07-04
Incident Status
Active
Location
Electra Road and Hwy 49, southeast of Jackson in Amador County
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Counties
Amador, Calaveras
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit
Size
4478
Containment
99
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
452
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
1
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Although fire activity has decreased, thermal imaging of the fire detected heat in isolated islands of dense vegetation. High temperatures, low humidity, and steep, rugged terrain continue to pose a challenge for firefighters as they make access to mop up the smokes identified on the steep slopes within the fire perimeter. Firefighters will continue to patrol the area until all identified hot spots are extinguished.

Road Closures

The California Highway Patrol has opened roads leading to residential neighborhoods. Roads leading to the fire perimeter remain closed to the public in both Amador and Calaveras Counties

Food Spoilage

Calavera County

There will be a food spoliage disposal located at the Wilseyville Transfer Station 4598 Blizzard Mine Road. Wilseyville, CA 95257

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Assigned Resources

Engines
1
Water Tenders
Helicopters
Air Tankers
Dozers
Hand Crews
Other
Total Personnel
10
Cooperating Agencies