LATEST July 5, 7:35 am The Electra Fire tripled in size overnight growing from nearly 1,000 acres on Monday night to 3,034 acres on Tuesday morning, Cal Fire said. There is no containment.
The dozens of people who were sheltering at a PG&E facility on Electra Road were safely evacuated, Amador County Sheriff Gary Redman said. Most of them were enjoying the Fourth of July at Vox Beach along the Mokelumne River when the blaze began. Redman said it’s believed the fire started in the area, possibly because of a barbecue or fireworks.