Incident Location on a Map

Sand Fire

4,240 Acres




Active for 8 days

2 Counties

Amador and El Dorado

Last Updated11/12/19 10:27 AM
Date Started07/25/14 4:34 PM
Date Contained08/02/14 7:15PM
Location InformationEast of Highway 49, 5 miles north of Plymouth
Lat/Long[38.5691, -120.7819]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit

Status Updates

Patrol and mop-up of the fire will continue for several days. Excess resources are being released and/or reassigned to other incidents.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

67 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

2 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Cooperators & Personnel

CAL FIRE often partners with other agencies during extended emergency incidents.

14 Agencies

Partner Federal, State and Local Agencies

40 Personnel

Total Fire Personnel Assigned

1 Crew

Number of Crews Assigned

Contact Information

Incident Information
(530) 647-5218

Agency Information

CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit
El Dorado Co SO
Amador SO
El Dorado Co Animal Control
El Dorado Co DOT
Red Cross
Cal Trans

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 11 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 14 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and nine helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

3 Engines

1 Water Tender