Fires

July 30, 2014

Sand fire 90 percent contained in Amador County

As firefighters wrap up the Amador County’s 4,000-plus acre Sand fire, all evacuations have been lifted in the area.

As firefighters wrap up the Amador County’s 4,000-plus acre Sand fire, all evacuations have been lifted in the area.

The blaze that started Friday is now 90 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by Saturday, according to Cal Fire.

Containment has been steadily increasing throughout the week. GPS mapping of the fire revealed that 4,240 acres have burned, an increase from the 3,800 acres shown in Tuesday’s mapping.

There are no longer any road closures in the area but fire equipment being transported on Highway 49 may slow traffic.

The Red Cross evacuation shelter located at Ponderosa High School during the fire has been close.

Fire details from Cal Fire:

Acres burned: holding at 4,240

Homes destroyed: now at 19 as damage assessments continue

Outbuildings destroyed: 47

Total personnel on fire: 1,311

Call The Bee’s Juniper Rose, (916) 321-1164.

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