Containment on Airola Fire now 80%

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The Latest – Monday, Aug. 30:

7:05 p.m.

The Airola Fire is ats 80% containment.


Original Story Below:

CALAVERAS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — The Airola Fire burning in Calaveras County is 639 acres and 75% contained.

The fire started Wednesday, west of Columbia near Parrotts Ferry Road, north of Parrotts Ferry Bridge in Vallecito, Cal Fire said. Crews observed “extreme fire behavior” Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday evening, all evacuation orders for the fire were reduced to warnings, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s office reported. By Monday, no evacuations were reported by Cal Fire.

Parrott’s Ferry Road from Highway 4 to the South County Line also reopened. 

No structures have been damaged, Cal Fire officials said Monday morning, and no structures are threatened.

For online resources and the latest information on evacuation orders, click or tap here.

A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally entering the Parrotts Ferry Road area after deputies informed him it was under mandatory evacuation orders. 

Line construction and strengthening will continue Monday, Cal Fire reported. Critical fire conditions are expected.

Residents can sign up for their county’s CodeRed emergency alert system for evacuation information using the links below.

Updates can also be found on the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Click or tap here for more information.

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