Airola Fire Quickly Scorches 1,000 Acres In Calaveras County, Forces Evacuations

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VALLECITO (CBS13) — The latest connected the Airola Fire burning successful Calaveras County.

6:04 p.m.

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The Airola Fire was present estimated astatine 1,000 acres successful size, according to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office.

Areas nether contiguous evacuation orders are arsenic follows:

  • All of Parrots Ferry Road from the Tuolumne/Calaveras County enactment astatine Parrots Ferry Bridge to Highway 4 including Moaning Cavern and Camp Nine Road areas arsenic good arsenic East of Red Hill Road to Parrots Ferry Road

The towns of Douglas Flat and Murphys are nether evacuation warnings.

The sheriff’s bureau said an evacuation halfway was acceptable up astatine Mark Twain Elementary schoolhouse successful Angels Camp.

5:10 p.m.

Cal Fire said the Airola Fire has rapidly grown to 700 acres successful size. Evacuations are present successful advancement astir the pain site. More details volition beryllium coming soon.

Additionally, Perrotts Ferry Road astatine State Route 4 is nether implicit closure. There is nary estimated clip for the reopening of the roadway.

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4:04 p.m.

Crews successful Calaveras County were battling a caller fast-growing occurrence connected Wednesday.

The blaze, dubbed the Airola Fire, has already scorched 300 acres arsenic of the day and a ample plume of fume filled the sky.

According to Cal Fire, the pain tract is adjacent Parrotts Ferry Road and northbound of Parrotts Ferry Bridge successful the tiny municipality of Vallecito, eastbound of Angels Camp and northeast of New Melones Lake.

New Incident: #AirolaFire disconnected Parrotts Ferry Rd and Airola Rd, westbound of Columbia successful Calaveras region is 300 acres. @CALFIRETCU https://t.co/Xq4wjTMawv pic.twitter.com/8ZmLZPSzyO

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 25, 2021

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