Evacuations Ordered as Electra Fire Grows in California's Sierra Nevada

A fire burning in the Sierra Nevada region of California grew to more than six square miles and forced evacuations across two counties by July 6, reports said.

The Electra fire, which began Monday evening, July 4, was estimated to be 3,900 acres in size and was 10 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

Parts of Amador and Calaveras counties were under evacuation warnings, officials said.

The official cause of the fire was still under investigation, according to Cal Fire.

Twitter user @huthurdaddy said this footage was taken in Amador County on July 5. Credit: @huthurdaddy via Storyful

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