September 24 2021 03:30 pm

Vegetation fire in Calaveras County grows to 1,000 acres

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The Latest – Wednesday, Aug. 25:

5:51 p.m.

Cal Fire officials say the Airola Fire is now over 1,000 acres.

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for ​all of Parrots Ferry Road from the Tuolumne/Calaveras County line at Parrots Ferry Bridge to Highway 4, including Moaning Cavern and Camp Nine Road areas as well as East of Red Hill Road to Parrots Ferry Road.

Evacuation warnings are in place for the towns of Douglas Flat and Murphys.

An evacuation center is being set up at Mark Twain Elementary school in Angels Camp.

5:37 p.m.

According to Cal Fire, the Airola Fire has now reached 700 acres.

Original story below.

CALAVERAS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Cal Fire crews responded to a vegetation fire in Calaveras County Wednesday that has grown to 300 acres.

According to officials, the Airola Fire started west of Columbia near Parrotts Ferry Road, north of Parrotts Ferry Bridge in Vallecito.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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