Jackson, CA —Tuesday, near a wildfire, remote California where fireworks and barbecues may have occurred in the mountains on July 4th. The evacuation order for the community has been expanded. The area that is the best tourist destination.
The Electra fire in the Sierra Nevada Gold Country broke out on Monday afternoon, trebling in size to about 6.1 square miles (15.8 square kilometers). Tuesday night included 5%.
The fire was short and ran uphill, fire officials said.
"Diffusion rates aren't like yesterday, but they're still widespread," said Gary Redman, Sheriff of Amador County. He said firefighters are working to trap the flames in the less populated canyon area.
The combination of evacuation orders and warnings affected up to 700 residents in Amador County and 300-400 in Calaveras County, Redman said. A shelter has been set up for humans and animals.
The fire begins in a crowded recreation area, according to 85 Redman. And 100 people celebrating a vacation on the river to evacuate to Pacific Gas&Electric's facility. After that, everyone evacuated safely.
"This was the closest I've ever been to a fire. It was literally at our feet," with her husband, five-year-old daughter, and one-year-old son. Said Milkamikura of Valley Springs who went to the river.
They have to wait about 6 hours before they finally get home did not become. I told KCRA-TV.
"I just wanted to go home. I just wanted to get out of there with my baby. I was really, really, terribly shivering for quite some time," Mikura said.
Redman said the cause of the fire is unknown, but on the NorthFork Mokelumne River Vox beach area. He said it could suggest fireworks and barbecues as potential causes.
More than 100 fire trucks, 1,200 firefighters and 14 helicopters were sent to the fire. This was a threat to the power infrastructure, said the California Forest Fire Department. The terrain was described as steep and steep.
Cal Fire has activated a fire incident management team. The team "is made up of trained personnel who provide operational management and support for large and expanding incidents," CalFire said.
A firefighter in a local fire-fighting district was burned, Redman said.
Vox Beach is about 55 miles (89 km) east of Sacramento .. A few other small fires in the Sierra Nevada region, infused with the history of the gold rush in the mid-1800s, were burning in the state.