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Butte Fire

  • Amador & Calaveras County County
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  • Started: Sep 10, 2015
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  • Last Updated: Friday, October 16, 2015 9:45 AM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

70,868

No new updates for this fire. 70868 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause was under investigatio Road closures are in effect. See details below.

I WANT TO KNOW

Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

YES
Nearby roads have been closed. Learn more

What is the air quality like near the fire?

Good
Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Note: Air quality varies by location. To check the air quality in your neighborhood, click here.

Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

All evacuation orders, advisories and road closures have been lifted.Evacuation Centers:Jenny Lind Veterans Hall, 189 Pine Street, Valley Springs, CARed Cross: 925-588-6678Large Animal Pet Shelters: (Calaveras) Calaveras County Fairgrounds (Amador) Amador County Fairgrounds, contact Kelly Reason at 530-503-5233.

ROAD CLOSURES

None

SCHOOL CLOSURES

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CAUSE

Under Investigatio

INJURIES

2

STRUCTURES THREATENED

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STRUCTURES DESTROYED

475 residences, 343 outbuildings, 45 structures damaged

CONDITIONS

The Butte Fire Information / Recovery line has been changed to 209-754-5527. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 transitioned command to the Amador-El Dorado and the Tuolumne-Calaveras Units. Crews are continuing mop-up operations.A Community Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Railroad Flat Elementary School, 298 Railroad Flat Road, Railroad Flat, CA 95248***The public is reminded that there are still emergency vehicles and personnel working in the area. Please use caution and remain alert to any changes in fire conditions***Public Advisement: Butte Fire Missing Persons HotlineThe Sheriffâ??s Office has established a temporary dedicated telephone line for missing persons associated with the Butte Fire for the duration of the emergency response period. This number is reserved for missing persons related to the Butte Fire only. To report a missing person, please call (209) 754-6345. This number is not for welfare checks. The Sheriffâ??s Office requests that any missing personâ??s reports that are not associated with the Butte Fire be reported to Calaveras Sheriffâ??s Dispatch Center at (209) 754-6500.See media releaseIf you are interested in making Donations please check out the following link:DonationsIf you are interested in signing up to become a volunteer to help those affected by the California Wildfires pleaseclick here. Currently, the need is met but you can pre-register if the need arises you already signed up.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire GeoMAC

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

CAL FIRE Amador - El Dorado Unit

COOPERATING AGENCIES

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PHONE NUMBERS

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