“All lightning caused wildland fires in the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire have been fully controlled,” said Incident Commander Brian Estes who added, “steep terrain and difficult access into these fires combined with heavy, dense vegetation slowed firefighting efforts.”
Beginning on July 22 through July 23, the Amador-El Dorado Unit experienced extreme lightning activity with 1,848 lightning strikes in a 12-hour period. There were a total of 20 wildland fires included in the lightning complex with eight fires in El Dorado County and 12 in Amador County. The 20th wildland fire caused by lightning (a hold over fire) occurred July 27 in the Sandridge Road area and burned a total of three acres. This fire has been 100 percent contained.
All equipment has been demobilized and returned to their respective stations, camps and Cal Fire Units.
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