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Butte Fire (Amador County)

Last Updated: September 25, 2015 7:00 pm
Date/Time Started: September 9, 2015 2:26 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Amador – El Dorado Unit
County: Amador & Calaveras Counties
Location: east of Jackson
Acres Burned – Containment: 70,868 acres – 93% contained
Estimated – Containment: 10/1/2015
Structures Threatened: 6,400
Structures Destroyed: 475 residences, 343 outbuildings, 42 structures damaged
Evacuations: NONE

Evacuation Advisories:
1) All areas and roads inside the fire perimeter.
2) All areas and roads north of Calaveritas Rd, Dogtown Rd, San Domingo Rd and Fullen Rd.

***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***

Evacuation Centers:

Jackson Rancheria Hotel, 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson
Jenny Lind Veterans Hall, 189 Pine Street, Valley Springs, CA
Glory Bound Fellowship, 3061 Hwy 12, Burson
Red Cross: 925-588-6678

Large Animal Pet Shelters: (Calaveras) Calaveras County Fairgrounds (Amador) Amador County Fairgrounds, contact Kelly Reason at 530-503-5233.

Road Closures : None
Injuries: 2 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Amador County Sheriff, Calaveras County Sheriff, CAL OES, BLM, PG&E, CHP, Amador Fire Protection District, Calaveras PUD, CDCR, Sutter Creek Fire Department, CALTRANS, State Parks, California Conservation Corp.
Total Fire Personnel: 2,630
Total Fire Engines: 131
Total Fire crews: 75
Total Helicopters: 3
Total Dozers: 19
Total Water Tenders: 21
Long/Lat: -120.70418, 38.32974
Conditions: The Damage Assessment team is continuing to work diligently and has re-classified the structures destroyed to a more accurate estimate.

Fire behavior remained minimal within the fire perimeter. Firefighters continue mop-up operations to increase containment lines. Smoke may continue to impact the affected fire areas and surrounding communities.

Public Advisement: Butte Fire Missing Persons Hotline

The Sheriff’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 Sheriff’s Office requests that any missing person’s reports that are not associated with the Butte Fire be reported to Calaveras Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (209) 754-6500.
See media release

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Phone Numbers (209) 822-3159 (Butte Fire Information & Community Recovery Line)

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