Electra Fire 85% contained at 4,478 acres

A firefighter sprays water while trying to keep the Electra Fire from spreading in the Pine...
A firefighter sprays water while trying to keep the Electra Fire from spreading in the Pine Acres community of Amador County, Calif., on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)(Noah Berger | AP)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 2:47 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2022 at 2:37 PM PDT
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JACKSON, Calif. (AP and KOLO) - JULY 11 UPDATE: The Electra Fire is 85 percent contained after burning more than 4,400 acres.

Firefighters continue to mop-up and reinforce control lines, Cal Fire reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

JULY 9 UPDATE: The Electra Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties is 72 percent contained at 4,478 acres, Cal Fire reports.

The fire is putting out less smoke as crews are in mop-up

No homes were lost.

JULY 6 UPDATE: CalFire reports the Electra Fire is 40 percent contained and 4,112 acres.

California 26 is closed from Buckeye Lane to Lower Dorray Road in Calaveras County. In Amador County, Taheaud Road and Mount Zion Road are both closed southbound from California 88. Eastbound Electra Road is closed at California 49. Eastbound Clinton Road is closed at Upper Clinton Road and Butte Mountain Road and at West Clinton Road.

One injury has been reported so far.

Resources assigned to the Electra Fire include 14 helicopters, 161 engines and 1,864 personnel.

ORIGINAL STORY: Favorable weather has helped the fight against a wildfire in California’s Gold Country that has forced evacuations in two counties.

The size of the Electra Fire remains at about 6.1 square miles Wednesday and containment has doubled to 10%. Cal Fire says humidity recovery in the early morning hours moderated fire activity.

The fire erupted Monday afternoon in Amador County, forcing evacuations there and in neighboring Calaveras County.

The number of threatened structures remains at about 1,200 but there are no reports of structures destroyed or damaged. One firefighter has been injured since the fire erupted on July Fourth.

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