Crews Battle 2 Amador County Fires

Crews Battle 2 Amador County Fires

Record heat and dangerous fire conditions combined yesterday to equal two fires in one day in Amador County.  Just after 2 yesterday afternoon fire crews rolled to a vegetation fire near the Fiddletown post office.  When first responders arrived the fire was burning at a slow rate of spread and no structures were threatened.  The fire was quickly contained to about an acre. Crews remained on scene for a time performing mop-up operations.   Later in the afternoon, just after 5pm, a car fire was reported on Sandra Road alone Highway 49, just south of the Butte store.  Along with the car, the fire had extended into the surrounding dry grass.  Cal-Fire, Jackson, Sutter Creek and AFPD crews aided by both fixed wing retardant drops and helicopter water drops were able to stop the fire at 15 acres.  Crews remained on scene well into the evening with mop-up operations and knocking down hotspots.  The car fire is still under investigation.  Regardless, it is a clear indication of the extreme fire danger we are currently experiencing.  Be careful out there!

 

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