Electra Fire evacuations in Amador and Calaveras counties – Times-Herald

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A wildfire that started Monday afternoon prompted an evacuation order east of Jackson in the foothills of Amador and Calaveras counties.

The Electra fire was reported at 3:44 p.m. near the Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River.

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, it was 3,034 acres (4.7 square miles) without containment and 450 structures were at risk, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

On the map above, the approximate mandatory evacuation area is marked in red. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office has not released an evacuation map, but its social networking sites on Monday evening defined the area between Butte Mountain and Clinton roads to the north and Highway 26 to the south, including everything within two miles of Tabo Lake.

The evacuation zone extends to Calaveras County. The evacuation warning area to the east includes the community of West Point.

Evacuation areas have been set up at the Italian Picnic Area, Highway 581 49 in Sutter Creek and San Andreas City Hall. Animals can be taken to the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. The San Andreas Evacuation Center also accommodates small pets.

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