Amador County’s Electra Fire Grows To Over 3900 Acres

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) – 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 3900 acres as of Wednesday morning 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.

Meantime the Jar-Dar Fire in Butte County north of Bangor is 90% contained, and has burned 30 acres. The cause of both fires are under investigation.