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Evacuation orders remain in place for a wildfire east of Jackson, in the foothills of Amador and Calaveras counties.

The Electra Fire was reported at 3:44 p.m. Monday near a Pacific Gas & Electric powerhouse on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, it was 3,900 acres (6 square miles) with 5% containment, and 1,217 structures were threatened, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

The evacuation area was expanded on Tuesday afternoon as the fire moved toward the northeast. The map above shows the approximate area of mandatory evacuation in red and warning areas in yellow. The black line shows the approximate perimeter of the fire.

Amador County’s official map of evacuation orders and warnings can be found here, and that for adjacent Calaveras County here. Both have address search fields.

Evacuation sites are set up at the Italian Picnic Grounds, at 581 Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, and Mountain Oaks School, 150 Old Oak Road in San Andreas. Campsites for evacuees are available at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, in Angels Camp, and on the south shore of Camanche Reservoir; those sites are pet-friendly. Animals can also be taken to the Amador County Fairgrounds, in Plymouth, or Laughton Ranch, 90 Clinton Road in Jackson.

The Electra fire is within the footprint of 2015’s Butte Fire, which burned 70,868 acres (111 square miles) and destroyed 877 structures. Two residents were killed in that fire.

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