New: Electra Fire, State Fire Resources Stretched

Cal Fire is working a new fire in the Mokelumne River drainage near Electra. The fire grew quickly to over 400 acres within three hours of the first alarm. The nearest town is Mokelumne Hills however the small community is not in imminent danger. The fire is currently burning on the Amador County (north) side of the river, away from Mokelumne Hills.

Whiskey Fire – This 2,500 acre fire is burning in Tehama County, 5 miles N/W of the town of Paskenta. Problems for fire management anf the 600 firefighters assigned to the incident include;

“Lack of fire suppression resources. Limited access to fire area. High value timber and recreation areas threatened. Thomes Creek is the main water supply for the community of Paskenta (threatened) as well as critical habitat for the Central Valley Steelhead trout.”

More than 1,700 fire personnel are fighting the grass/chaparal/timber fed fire in the Ventana Wilderness, West of Fort Hunter Liggett. 660 structures remain in danger. These structures are located in Rancho Siesta, Coleman Canyon and Pine Canyon. No estimate on containment.

Humboldt Fire, Butte County near Paradise. The fire has burned 22,000 acres and more than 50 residences. More than 2,800 firefighters are on scene as resources poured in over the last 24 hours.

Martin Fire804 firefighters are still assigned to this fire in Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz County.