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Weather Aid Firefighters Battling 4,100 Acre Electra Fire

Favorable weather has helped the fight against a wildfire in California’s Gold Country that has forced evacuations in two counties. The Electra Fire had burned 4,112 acres as of Thursday morning, and it was 40% contained. Cal Fire says humidity recovery in the early morning hours moderated fire activity. The fire erupted Monday afternoon in Amador County, forcing evacuations there and in neighboring Calaveras County. However, some Amador County evacuations were downgraded to warnings Wednesday. The number of threatened structures remains at about 1,200 but there are no reports of structures destroyed or damaged. One firefighter has been injured since the fire erupted on July Fourth.

The Rices Fire in Nevada County is 98% contained after burning 904 acres and destroying one home.