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Wildfire prompts evacuations in nearby Calaveras County

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to monitor the Aero Fire in Copperopolis. As of 5:30 p.m. Monday, the wildfire had reached 1,000 acres. Highway 4 was closed between Little John Road and and Pool Station Road.

Smoke drifting from the area can be seen in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

There are evacuations underway in Copperopolis.

Evacuation Centers:

Valley Springs Veterans Hall (189 Pine Street, Valley Springs) for residents west of the Town Square;

Domestic animals can be taken to the Veterans Hall;

Livestock can be taken to the County Fairgrounds (101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp).

The Red Cross is responding to these evacuation centers to provide assistance to evacuees in that area.