Electra Fire in Amador County Nears 4,000 Acres, 10% Containment

The Electra fire burning in Amador County continues to grow in size but gains some containment. As of this morning, July 6th, the fire has grown to nearly 4000 acres and has 10% containment. It was reported to have sparked at a beach area and stranded nearly 100 4th of July spectators who had to be evacuated to a PG&E facility as the blaze overtook the area. They have been reported to have been rescued from that facility on Monday evening. The fire continues to burn towards the communities of Pine Grove and Clinton, threatening hundreds of homes, as well as a critical power infrastructure. About 15,000 PG&E customers are without power and evacuation orders continue to expand. A large plume of smoke can be seen throughout the greater Sacramento region and smoke haze will move into the Tahoe area and spread into Reno by this afternoon/evening.

 

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