AMADOR COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Two dogs rescued by fire crews battling the Electra Fire were reunited with their owners on Wednesday.
The owners of the dogs had to be evacuated and the two dogs got lost.
Firefighters said the two fawn Dobermans were following them around the scene of the fire Tuesday and with some coaxing crews were able to get the dogs into a vehicle before they were taken away by animal control.
“We were talking to them the whole way,” a CAL FIRE official said. “They were so nervous. One of them was much more nervous than the other one and we had to do a lot of coaxing to get him into the back of the truck. But we were just telling them that everything was gonna be alright and that we would take care of them.”
The Electra Fire grew slightly to 4,272 acres from Wednesday night to Thursday morning and remained 40% contained, according to a news release from CAL FIRE at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
On Monday night residents in the area took shelter in a PG&E powerhouse building but needed to be rescued hours later as flames grew close to the building.
According to a news release from Pacific Gas and Electric, the company made significant progress responding to power outages that are affecting 2,300 customers in Amador and Calaveras Counties.
The news release said that PG&E was given access to priority areas of the fire where assets are no longer at immediate risk so they could reenergize some transmission and distribution lines. PG&E also installed temporary generation which allowed them to reenergize more customers on Wednesday.