JACKSON (CBS13) — As the Electra Fire rips by means of areas across the Mokelumne River, crews are working to achieve management of it and hold folks and their pets out of hurt’s means.
A pack of Pyrenees and goats had been headed to the Amador County Fairgrounds after necessary evacuation orders had been issued because of the Electra Fire.
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“What we tell folks is to have a game plan, especially for their pets: crates, food, water, blankets, if need be,” Evan Jacobs stated.
Jacobs works with Amador County Animal Control which oversees shelter operations there. He says, if you need to depart with pets or livestock, have this stuff prepared: “ID, microchip information, vaccine info, always helps, but there is an intake process that we do and we can get that pertinent info.”
By noon, there have been about fifty animals housed on the fairgrounds together with two horses and a complete constructing filled with cats, canines and different small animals — however they’ve room for a whole bunch if want be.
“It’s traveling from Electra Road, the river goes east, and that’s exactly what it’s doing. It’s just following that canyon,” stated Amador County Sheriff Gary W. Redman.
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Redman is monitoring the state of affairs together with hearth crews combating difficult situations.
“It’s down a very windy, narrow, steep road and there’s quite a bit of vegetation in that area that’s making it real hard to access,” a Cal Fire spokesperson stated. “It’s very steep drainage.”
The fairgrounds is a staging space for hearth crews and for these in search of shelter for his or her furry associates.
“It helps those owners to make sure they know their animals are cared for so they can focus on everything else that is going on with the incident,” Jacobs stated.
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As of Tuesday, the Electra Fire grew to greater than 3,000 acres with no containment.