Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Aero, Calaveras
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: TCU
  • Size (acres): 5,284
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 28, 2024
  • Personnel: 83
  • Structures Destroyed: 3

Aero, Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, Cal Fire. Four miles north of Copperopolis, CA. Grass, brush and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

June 26, 2024 at 7:42 AM

Mop up and patrol of the fire will continue today. Temperatures today will be similar to yesterday and in the mid-90’s with relative humidity in high teens to the low 20’s. This afternoon, northwesterly winds with gusts up to 20 mph are anticipated.

June 25, 2024 at 6:54 AM

Th acreage of the fire has been reduced due to more accurate mapping. Mop up and patrol of the fire will continue today. Temperatures today will be similar to yesterday and in the mid-90’s with relative humidity in high teens to the low 20’s. This afternoon, northwesterly winds with gusts up to 20 mph are anticipated.

June 24, 2024 at 7:07 AM

Mop up and patrol of the fire will continue today. Temperatures are expected to cool into the low to mid-90’s today with relative humidity in high teens to the low 20’s. Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

June 23, 2024 at 10:24 AM

Mop-up and patrol for complete fire suppression and fireline construction continues to be the focus of efforts for firefighters. Smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area.

Temperatures from 95 to low 100’s are expected today with relative humidities ranging from 15-20%. Similar conditions are expected on Sunday. Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

June 22, 2024 at 12:06 PM

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office: All evacuation warnings for the Aero Fire have been lifted effective June 22, 2024, at 12:00 PM. We want to thank all of our allied agencies and cooperating organizations for their efforts in mitigating the wildfire and enhancing the safety of our community during evacuations.

June 22, 2024 at 8:23 AM

CAL FIRE Incident Command Team 3 will transition management of the fire back to CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit this morning. Moving forward, Incident updates will occur once a day unless significant changes occur in fire activity.

Fire activity continues to be minimal with mostly smoldering of large fuels, in ash pits and stump holes. Smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area and conducting mopup.

Remember that crews remain in the area; please use caution when driving.

Temperatures will continue to increase today into the low 100’s with relative humidities ranging from 15-20%. Similar conditions are expected on Sunday.

Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

June 21, 2024 at 7:44 AM

Minimal fire activity was observed overnight. Firefighters continue to secure and reinforce control lines. Smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area. Remember that crews remain in the area; please use caution when driving. Weather is anticipated to be consistent with yesterday’s observations but slightly warmer. Warming will continue through the weekend. Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

Road Closures: Pyle Rd. at O’Byrnes Ferry Rd, Rock Creek at Highway 4, Britchen Dr. at the Fire perimeter line, Rock Creek at the fire perimeter line.

June 20, 2024 at 8:36 PM

Fire activity today was minimal. Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol within the perimeter of the fire while construction of fireline progresses. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

Temperature increases expected today were limited by cloud cover over the fire area reaching the upper 80’s. Relative humidity ranged from 22-26%. Tomorrow’s weather is anticipated to be consistent with today’s observations but slightly warmer. Warming will continue through the weekend.

Fire suppression repair is ongoing in an effort to minimize surface erosion and protect watersheds and habitats. Damage Inspections have been completed and the affected property owners have been notified.

June 20, 2024 at 7:11 AM

Large fuels and stump holes continue to hold heat and smolder within the fire perimeter. Overnight, firefighters constructed additional fireline and reinforced the existing fireline with mop-up. These efforts will continue today.

Temperatures are expected to increase into the low 90’s with relative humidities in the low 20’s today. The fire area will experience a continual warming with high temperatures through the weekend.

Fire suppression repair is occurring to minimize surface erosion and protect watersheds and habitats. Damage Inspections will continue today and the information will be made available when completed.

June 19, 2024 at 8:59 PM

Fire behavior was minimal today with most activity observed in islands of unburned vegetation that are burning and smoldering. Firefighters continued fireline construction, strengthening of established lines and mop-up of heat pockets along the perimeter today. These efforts will continue overnight. Weather over the fire area will remain typical for the fire area with relative humidities improving overnight. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected through Thursday. Fire suppression repair has begun in some areas to minimize surface erosion and protect watersheds and habitats. Damage Inspectors are conducting assessments, the information will be made available when they are completed.

June 19, 2024 at 11:16 AM

Evacuation Warnings: All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted for Calaveras County

Evacuation Orders: CCU – 147-C, CCU – 152-B, CCU – 153-B, CCU -168-B

Road Closures: Pyle Rd at O’ Byrnes Ferry Rd, Rock Creek at Highway 4, Britchen Dr at the fire perimeter line, Rock Creek at the fire perimeter line.

Tuolumne County: All Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders have been lifted.

June 19, 2024 at 7:46 AM

Favorable conditions and increased overnight relative humidity contributed to the growth in containment of the fire. Firefighters continue to observe pockets of heat in dense areas of vegetation and tree torching with the potential of ember cast that can affect the fireline. Crews will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines and cool hot spots within the perimeter throughout today.

Cooperating Agencies: Cal OES, California Highway Patrol, Calaveras County Sheriff’s, Calaveras County OES, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, Calaveras County Water District, Nor Cal Power Authority, PG&E, Copperopolis Fire Protection District, Altaville Melones Fire Protection District.

June 18, 2024 at 8:26 PM

CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit transitioned the fire to CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 at 10:30am. Moderate fire behavior was observed by firefighters today with pockets of heat in heavy fuels and embers from trees torching continue to have the potential to impact the fireline. Typical seasonal weather will remain over the fire area through Thursday. Moderate daytime temperatures in the 80's with decent relative humidity recoveries overnight are expected. The Damage Inspection Team has been ordered.

June 18, 2024 at 7:49 AM

Firefighters had a small decrease in winds and an increase in relative humidity overnight that assisted crews with construction of fireline. The Aero Fire is burning in an area that has not experienced a large fire since 2003 and is burning in grass and oak woodlands. The Calaveras County Sheriffs Office has issued several evacuation orders and warnings that can be viewed at https://protect.genasys.com/search

3690 structures remain threatened.

  • Animal Evacuation Shelter Calaveras County Fairgrounds Livestock Evacuation Center 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, CA

Evacuation Orders Calaveras County:
Zones CCU-139-A, CCU-147-B, CCU-152-A,CCU-152-B, CCU-153, CCU-156-A, CCU-156-B,CCU-157, CCU158, CCU-159, CCU-160,CCU-161, CCU-162, CCU-163, CCU-164,CCU-165, CCU-166, CCU-167, CCU-168,CCU-169,CCU-170, CCU-171,CCU-172,CCU-173

Evacuation Warnings Calaveras County

Evacuation Zones:- CCU-139-B- CCU-147-A

Tuolumne County:- O'Byrnes Ferry Road from the Tuolumne/Calaveras County line to Highway 108

Evacuation Shelters

Mark Twain Elementary School Shelter - 646 Stanislaus Avenue, Angels Camp, CA 95222

San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, Bldg 2 - 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206

Valley Springs Veterans Hall Evacuation Center - 189 Pine Street, Valley Springs, CA