Electra Fire calls for evacuations southeast of Jackson, California

Approximately 5 miles southeast of Jackson

6:00 PM EST on July 4, 2022

Electra Fire, website
Map showing the location of the Electra fire.

The Electra fire that started Monday afternoon near Electra Road about 5 miles southeast of Jackson, California has prompted evacuations. At 5:06 p.m., a mapping plane estimated the size to be about 390 acres. It is located on both sides of the Mokelumne River.

Electra fire perimeter map
Approximate circumference of the Electra fire at approximately 5:20 p.m. on July 4, 2022. FIRIS aircraft.

5:36 am The Amador County Sheriff’s Office said Mandatory eviction order Released to all residents of the Butte Mountain Road area. Butte Mountain Road will be closed except for exit purposes.

evacuation warning Valid for all residents within a two-mile radius around Lake Tabu.

Electra Fire 5:28 PM July 4, 2022
Electra Fire, looking northeast from Buena Vista’s camera at 5:28 p.m. July 4, 2022.

Soon after the fire started, the fire released a large plume of smoke topped with condensation and a pyrocumulus cloud, indicating intense fire behaviour.

Plane near the Electra fire in Northern California
Airplane near the Electra fire in Northern California at 5:23 p.m. July 4, 2022. FlightRadar24.

author: Bill Jabert

After working full-time in prairie fires for 33 years, he continues to learn, striving to be a student of fire. View all posts by Bill Gabert

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