Electra Fire Incident Resource Page (archived)

Electra Fire

Page Last Updated: July 8, 2022

Information per CAL FIRE
Start Date: July 4, 2022
Initial Location: Electra Rd and Hwy 49, southeast of Jackson in Amador County
Initial Latitude/Longitude: 38.312891, -120.720454

Latitude / Longitude Used: 38.312891, -120.720454 (initial)

10 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 95642, 95654, 95665, 95232, 95685, 95226

10 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Jackson, Martell, Pine Grove, Glencoe, Sutter Creek, Campo Seco

20 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 95642, 95654, 95665, 95232, 95685, 95226, 95601, 95245, 95249, 95640, 95248, 95252, 95699, 95246, 95689, 95225, 95669, 95629, 95254, 95257, 95675, 95656, 95227, 95221, 95229, 95251

20 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Jackson, Martell, Pine Grove, Glencoe, Sutter Creek, Campo Seco, Amador City, Mokelumne Hill, San Andreas, Ione, Rail Road Flat, Valley Springs, Drytown, Mountain Ranch, Volcano, Burson, Plymouth, Fiddletown, Wallace, Wilseyville, River Pines, Mount Aukum, Clements, Altaville, Douglas Flat, Vallecito

Zip Code & Town/City information pulled from FreeMapTools – Find ZIP Codes Inside a Radius

Mile radius size reference points: 5 mile radius covers about 78 sq miles, 10 mile radius covers about 314 sq miles, 15 mile radius covers about 707 sq miles, 20 mile radius covers about 1,257 sq miles, 25 mile radius covers about 1,963 sq miles, 30 mile radius covers about 2,827 sq miles, and 50 mile radius covers about 7,854 sq miles.

Acreage size reference points: 1 football field = about 1.3 acres; 640 acres = 1 sq mile;
12,800 acres = 20 sq miles; 32,000 acres = 50 sq miles; 96,000 acres = 150 sq miles; 320,000 acres = 500 sq miles; 480,000 acres = 750 sq mile.

Note about size reference points – fires rarely burn in nice even circles, therefore these reference points are general guides and the shape of the fire perimeter must be taken into account (e.g. a fire burn area may be significantly less than the 1,257 sq miles covered by a 20 mile radius yet extend beyond the 20 mile radius because the burn area is long but narrow).

Fire Information

CAL FIRE Incident Page

Northern California Geographic Coordination Center News & Notes

MODIS & VIIRS Satellite Fire Activity Map
red dots = last 12 hours, orange dots = 12-24 hours, yellow dots = last 24-48 hours

NASA FIRMS Satellite Fire Activity Map (downloadable NASA FIRMS – KMZ and Shapefiles)

AlertWildfire Webcams – Some AlertWildfire Webcam rotate and may be pointing away from the fire. You can also navigate to any other AlertWildfire Webcam from the links below.

Buena Vista Amador 1      Buena Vista Amador 2      Golden Gate (Calaveras County)

Additional resources via CRA Wildfire Quick Links Page

Additional County Information Links are towards the bottom with the social media feeds

Evacuation & Shelter Information

See Amador County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for evacuation information (feed also viewable in social media section below)

For Calaveras County see the County Community Information Dashboard, go to the Evacuation Application Tab

American Red Cross – Open Shelters


Average Number of Persons per Household:
Amador County: 2.39     Calaveras County 2.67          State average: 2.94

Amador County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 3.9%      Under 18 Years: 15.2%     Over 65 Years: 27.4%

Calaveras County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 4.5%      Under 18 Years: 17.3%     Over 65 Years: 28.5%

Owner-occupied housing unit rate:
Amador County: 76.8%     Calaveras County: 79.6%        State average: 55.3%

Data from US Census Bureau (2021 data)
Note – unless otherwise noted, these are county demographics and local conditions may differ some.

Power & Gas

Poweroutage.us Amador County and Calaveras County Outage Lists – This site provides aggregates live power outage data, though may not include some of the smaller local utilities.

PG&E Outage Map


CalTrans Quick Map

CalTrans Check Current Highway Conditions

Caltrans District 10 Updates – covers the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne (feed also viewable in social media section below)

CalTrans Truck Network Map for District 10

CalTrans CA Road System – Functional Classification


FAA No Fly Zones – provides a list of no fly / restricted flight areas

Flight Radar 24 – here you can see flight paths for planes and helicopters, including those used for fire fighting

Air Quality & Smoke Links


Wind Map

Temperature Map

National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Regional Fuel Conditions

Burning Index

Burning Index

100-Hour Fuel Moisture

100 Hour Fuel Moisture

County Links & Social Media Feeds