Sunday, June 4, 2023

Favorable weather helps fight California fires

JACKSON, California ( Associated Press) – Favorable weather early Wednesday helped firefighters battle a California wildfire that forced evacuations.

The size of the Electra fire remained unchanged, covering an area of ​​about 15.8 square kilometers (6.1 sq mi), and containment doubled to 10%, as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported in Your Daily. Is. report good.

“The recovery of moisture in the early morning hours controlled the fire activity,” Cal Fire said.

Flames began in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada on Monday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of some people in Calaveras County, which is neighboring Amador County.

Cal Fire said the number of buildings at risk remained at 1,217, but there were no reports of structures being destroyed or damaged. One firefighter was injured.

The National Weather Service said infrared satellite images taken overnight showed “less heat” from the fires as relative humidity levels reached between 75% and 90% and northerly winds were generally lighter. Wind was expected from the west for the afternoon.

The fire broke out on July 4 at a riverside recreation area where people were celebrating Independence Day. The cause remained under investigation, but Amador County Sheriff Gary Redmayne said the location could indicate a poorly controlled barbecue or that fireworks were the cause.

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