The rim Fire 3 miles east of Groveland is continuing to have a small impact on Amador County. Over night as temperatures cool and fire behavior calms, the smoke settles to the ground. Pine Grove and Pioneer have been affected the most and on an occasional morning Jackson. If you consider yourself to be sensitive to smoke staying inside and minimizing your activity level is going to be the best thing for you to do.
A low pressure system started making it's way through northern California early Wednesday morning. Cal-Fire and the National weather service both recognized the potential for a significant weather event in the Amador County Area and the surrounding foothills.
At 7:00am this morning Cal-Fire's command center in Camino, Ca made an announcement to all AEU stations and camps advising them there was a staffing pattern in place to hold all personnel on duty. This would give Cal-Fire extra man-power to staff additional resources, this was especially important since 5 engines left the unit Tuesday night for LNU.
There has been a lingering smoke in the area but there are currently no fires in Amador County.
As of Wednesday August 15th the Ramsey fire has become significantly less active. The last few days it has been moving up the canyon and finally bumped Highway 4. Line has been constructed in the bottom of the river canyon and along most of the highway. The head of the fire and the left flank near the heal still have plenty of open line but both of these areas will only be able to make short runs to the ridge. Without significant winds crews should be able to start constructing line from the river bottom up to the highway.