In Amador County, a wildfire forced about 100 July 4 beach travelers to enter a PG&E power plant Monday afternoon. The fire is still raging and the PG&E infrastructure has a “number of potential assets” in the so-called Electra Fire.
In Amador County, at a beach facility near the Mocklemune River in North Fork County, 85 to 100 people in California had an estimated 2022 Independence Day experience. A massive wildfire broke out just before 4 p.m., and residents had to spend July 4 in PG&E security.
Sacramento’s KOVR reported: “John Sullivan, who was at the power plant, told CBS13 by telephone that he and his wife and children were out of control when they saw what appeared to be a fire on the beach during a July 4 celebration. As people tried to leave, the fire blocked the road, and a deputy on the scene took them to the power plant.
“According to Sullivan, fire officials planned to let the fire pass before people left the power plant, but the road was blocked by firearms and fallen trees,” the station added. Still, those in the factory hoped to return home, even though it was getting late.
Those people were able to get out of that nightmare around 9pm on Monday night. But the video above shows the CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado news section, which grew to 3,000 hectares by Tuesday morning and the eviction order was called Electra Fire on Tuesday afternoon. Located 50 miles southwest of Sacramento.
The Bay Area news team will present this release map, the red area is mandatory and the yellow area is the evacuation warning. Warnings extend through Amador County Line to Calaverras County. As of Tuesday afternoon It looks like a fire To 3,455 acres.
Previously confirmed fire, 10 hectares on the road (the exact route is unknown). Waiting for some small runs near Ponderosa Road, asking for a shot near the structure team. This is all for the northern part of the fire. # Electro-fire #FireWX pic.twitter.com/Ip59TCXqIu
– Michael Steinberg (@Michael WX18) July 5, 2022
And many people have lost power due to the fire, and many more could still lose their power. “According to PG&E, about 15,000 customers are still partially powerless in the states of Amador and Calavera,” KOVR said. “At the request of Cal Firewr, the Creeks have already disconnected several distribution lines.”
And, surprisingly, the station reported, “The utility company also said that it has a number of properties that could be at risk due to Electra Fire.
Cal Fire is still saying the cause of the fire is “under investigation.” But many people instinctively blame fireworks or PG&E for the fire – PG&E has already gone out and said his weapon is not to blame for provoking the fire. We’ll get to know him better during the week. But Electra fires are now heading in the wrong direction, and it could be a difficult week for Amador and Calaverras.
Matching Gulf fire departments were busy with fireworks on July 4, causing hundreds of fires. [SFist]
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