Second Fire This Weekend In Jamestown Forces Evacuations

JAMESTOWN (CBS13) – The latest information on the fire burning in Tuolumne County:

8 p.m.

Evacuation advisories have been given for the north side of Algerine Wards Ferry & Richards Ranch Road.

Evacuation orders are still in place for Twist Road, the south side of Algerine Wards Ferry Road, East of Twist Road

6 p.m.

A second fire has lit a Jamestown hillside on fire Sunday.  Cal Fire has called the latest fire in the area the Twist fire due to its location off of twist road.

The fire started just before 5 p.m. and as of 7 p.m. is over 150 acres.   According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, there are mandatory evacuations with this fire.

Evacuations in effect:

  • Algerine Road from Wards Ferry to Twist Road
  • Old Wards Ferry to Richards Ranch Road

There currently are structures being threatened by the fire on Hog Mountain.

The Mother Lode Fairgrounds are being used as a pet evacuation center.

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