San Andreas, CA…Calaveras OES has activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the Airola Fire, which started near the Parrot’s Ferry Bridge on the Calaveras County side of the North Fork of the Stanislaus River at approximately 2:59pm, August 25, 2021. The fire made a hard run up slope from the river, and is currently estimated to be 710 acres with 10% containment.
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office have issued a mandatory evacuation order for Parrot’s Ferry from the southern county line to Highway 4 (including portions of Vallecito), extending east to the Camp Nine Area, and extending west to the Redhill Road area. An evacuation warning was issued for areas north and east of the mandatory evacuation area, extending from near Grant Ln and Hwy 4 to the north, Coyote Creek Rd to the west and Pennsylvania Gulch to the east. As of this press release, our Calaveras Alert system sent notifications to 693 contacts, and of those contacts, 305 have confirmed receiving the message. Approximately 80 residents are in the mandatory evacuation area.
Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the American Red Cross (ARC) have set up a Shelter in Angels Camp at Mark Twain Elementary School and a Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) in Arnold at the Independence Hall. Calaveras County Animal Services has established an Animal Evacuation Center at the Calaveras County Animal Services Shelter for small animals in San Andreas and the Frogtown Fairgrounds for large animals in Angels Camp.
In addition, Calaveras OES have been in contact with Utica Water and CCWD regarding critical water infrastructure potentially threatened by this incident, and continue to partner to ensure the critical infrastructure is protected. We have also been in contact with PG&E, who has assigned a representative to our EOC. Current partners at the EOC also include the Calaveras County Office of Education, American Red Cross, the Sheriff’s Office, and CalOES.
Evacuation order and warnings map are currently available for viewing on our Community Information page CLICK HERE then go under the evacuation tab.
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Information about repopulation timeframes will be provided as soon as fire and safety conditions allow.