Electra Fire only 5% contained, poses threat to region

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 15:05:28-04

(KERO) — California Department of Forestry and Fire protection say the Electra Fire is now a major threat to the region.

According to CAL FIRE it erupted Monday in dry grass near Amador County and has since spread to 3,900 acres. As of the latest updates overnight the fire is only 5 percent contained.

CAL FIRE says the evacuation orders for people in the neighboring areas are still in place. And the Kern County Fire Department says they are now assisting with the efforts to contain the blaze.

Officials sent a crew of eight up north Tuesday evening.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.