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Butts Fire No Longer Threatening Homes; Rough Terrain Challenge For Crews

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Updated: 12:30 p.m.

Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters make progress on the Butts Fire, which has burned 4,300 acres in a remote section in Napa County. All evacuations have been lifted.

Two homes and seven outbuildings have been destroyed in the fire, which is being battled by more than 1,700 personnel from agencies across the region. 

From Cal Fire:

Butts Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 4, 2014 8:00 am  
Date/Time Started: July 1, 2014 12:08 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County: Napa & Lake Counties  
Location: Off Butts Canyon Rd in Pope Valley, northwest of Lake Berryessa  
Acres Burned - Containment: 4,300 acres - 55% contained  
Structures Destroyed: 2 residences & 7 outbuildings destroyed  
Evacuations: All evacuation orders have been lifted.  
Road Closures : All roads open  
Injuries: 2  
Cause: Under investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Napa County Sheriff's, CHP, United States Forest Service, CAL OES, Napa County OES, Lake County OES, PG&E, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Napa County Fire  
Total Fire Personnel: 1,725  
Total Fire Engines: 128  
Total Fire crews: 60  
Total Airtankers: 4  
Total Helicopters: 11  
Total Dozers: 12  
Total Water Tenders: 13  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5  
Long/Lat: -122.454/38.664  
Conditions: Difficult terrain has continued to challenge firefighters. Overnight weather conditions allowed firefighters to continue making progress constructing handlines. A full repopulation of the Berryessa Estates was completed yesterday, in addition to the opening of Butts Canyon Road from James Creek Road to Snell Valley Road. There is no longer a threat to homes. Firefighting resources will remain working throughout the area including surround roads. With the current weather conditions and elevated fire danger, individuals enjoying the holiday weekend are asked to use caution, “one less spark- one less wildfire”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.ReadyForWildfire.org  

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