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Butte Fire: 86 Homes, 51 Outbuildings Burned; Mandatory Evacuations

Shannon Prieto / YubaNet.com

The Butte Fire burning on Mokelumne Hill Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

Shannon Prieto / YubaNet.com


Sunday 8:04 a.m. Containment of the Butte Fire has increased to 20 percent, but evacuation orders remain for San Andreas, Mokelumne Hill, and Pine Grove. At least 86 homes and 51 outbuildings have been destroyed.
 
There are 4,163 firefighters and support personnel at the fire now. They include staffing for 474 engines, 17 helicopters, and 102 bulldozers.
The fire started Wednesday in the Mokelumne River drainage area and spread quickly through wildland areas and other drainages.

Cal Fire has not identified a cause for the fire.

 


 

8:03 p.m. - Cal Fire reports that 86 homes and 51 outbuildings have been burned in the Butte Fire, which stands at 65,000 acres, and 15 percent containment. The fire in Amador and Calaveras counties has been burning since Wednesday afternoon.

Another 6,400 structures are threatened. There are 3,852 personnel working the incident.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders:

San Andreas at Pope, West Murray Creek, Lewis, Miller, San Andreas Elementary, Goldstrike, Mountain Ranch East to Windmill, Wimbledon Drive, Forest Hill, and Turner Court. Please leave the area immediately.

(Amador County) Canyon View, Fig Tree Lane, and Ponderosa Way; the Town of Pine Grove to include all areas South of Hwy 88 from West Clinton Road, East to Ranch Drive. Inclusive of the Communities of Ranch House Estates, Pine Acres, Jackson Pines, Pine Drove Ranchettes and Lake Tabeau.

(Calaveras County) Town of Mokelumne Hill, East of Hwy 49 from the Amador/Calaveras County line South to Goldstrike Road. South on Goldstrike Road to the Community of San Andreas. Rural areas East of San Andreas to Mountain Ranch Road. Mountain Ranch Road to Calaveritas Road to Fourth Crossing. Fourth Crossing to Hwy 49. East side of Hwy 49 South to North side of Hwy 4 (Angels Camp). North side of Hwy 4 East to Town of Arnold. All of SR 26 from Mokelumne Hill North to the Amador/Calaveras County line. To include the communities of Glencoe, Westpoint, and Wilseyville.


4:20 p.m. - The Calavares County Sherrif's Department has issued mandatory evacuation orders for Gold Strike, Wimbledon Drive, Forest Hill and Turner Park.


3:58 p.m. - The Calavares County Sherrif's Department has updated the evacaution orders.

Mandatory Evacuations:

Mandatory evacuations mean you must leave your home.
 

(Calaveras County) - Two of Mokelumne Hill, East of Hwy 49 from the Amador/Calaveras County line South of Goldstrike Road. South of Goldstrike Road to the Community of San Andreas. Rural areas East of San Andreas to Mountain Ranch Road. Mountain Ranch Road to Calaveritas Road to Fourth Crossing. Fourth Crossing to Hwy 49. East side of Hwy 49 South to North side of Hwy 4 (Angels Camp). North side of Hwy 4 East to Town of Arnold. All of SR 26 from Mokelumne Hill North to the Amador/Calaveras County line. To include the communities of Glencoe, Westpoint, and Wilseyville.

(Amador County) - Canyon View, Fig Tree Lane, and Ponderosa Way; the Town of Pine Grove to include all areas South of Hwy 88 from West Clinton Road, East to Ranch Drive. Inclusive of the Communities of Ranch House Estates, Pine Acres, Jackson Pines, Pine Drove Ranchettes and Lake Tabeau.

 

Evacuation Centers:

Red Cross will NOT allow pets or alcohol at the locations below
Red Cross Contact: 925-588-6678
  • Veterans Hall - 189 Pine Street, Valley Springs, CA
  • Good Samaritan Church - 4684 Baldwin Street, Valley Springs, CA
  • Jackson Rancheria Hotel - 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA
  • Copperopolis Elementary School - 217 School Street, Copperopolis, CA
Large Animal Pet Shelters:
  • Calaveras County Fairgrounds
  • Amador County Fairgrounds - Contact: Kelly Reason 530-503-5233
The American Red Cross et up a public information line in response to the Butte Fire. In a statement release Saturday, the Red Cross said the number to call is: (925)588-6678. The phone number is being staffed by a Red Cross volunteer.
 
They advised that the number may be busy, and asked callers for their patience, and to keep trying.
 

The Red Cross said they appreciate the good intentions of people who want to donate items, but financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most.

 

The Red Cross isn’t equipped to handle a large influx of donations such as household items, clothing or food that may or may not be useful to victims as it takes time and money to store, sort and distribute donated items. If community members still like to donate goods, we recommend they contact other organizations in their community and inquire if they are accepting donations.

 

“Financial donations allow us to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most,” said Lilly Wyatt, Director of Regional Communications with the American Red Cross Gold Country Region.

 

“Donating is simple, just call 1-800-Red Cross or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.”


7 a.m. - Cal Fire says the Butte Fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties remains at 64,728 acres and 10 percent containment. Fifteen structures have been destroyed.

The following evacuations are still in place. Some 3,330 firefighters are working to control the blaze.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders:

(Amador County) Canyon View, Fig Tree Lane, and Ponderosa Way; the Town of Pine Grove to include all areas South of Hwy 88 from West Clinton Road, East to Ranch Drive. Inclusive of the Communities of Ranch House Estates, Pine Acres, Jackson Pines, Pine Drove Ranchettes and Lake Tabeau

(Calaveras County) (Calaveras County) Town of Mokelumne Hill, East of Hwy 49 from the Amador/Calaveras County line South to Goldstrike Road. South on Goldstrike Road to the Community of San Andreas. Rural areas East of San Andreas to Mountain Ranch Road. Mountain Ranch Road to Calaveritas Road to Fourth Crossing. Fourth Crossing to Hwy 49. East side of Hwy 49 South to North side of Hwy 4 (Angels Camp). North side of Hwy 4 East to Town of Arnold. All of SR 26 from Mokelumne Hill North to the Amador/Calaveras County line. To include the communities of Glencoe, Westpoint, and Wilseyville.

Evacuations Advisories:

(Amador County) Hwy 88 from Ranch Road East to Tiger Creek Road (Red Corral and Buckhorn Areas).

(Calaveras County) City of Angels Camp, Hwy 49 South to Hwy 4 South at the city limits of Angels Camp. Town of Arnold, Northwest of Hwy 4 includes sub-divisions of Lakemont, Mill Woods and Meadowmont. Hwy 4 North to Sheep Ranch Road/Blue Lake Springs sub-division, Big Trees State Park, Town of Dorrington, Town of Murphys and Forest Meadows. Town of San Andreas. Poole Station Road, Carroll Kennedy Road, Cement Plant Road, Demearest Mine Road, Oak Valley Road, Gelding Road, Stallion Road, Deer Creek Road, Copello Road.

Evacuation Centers:

(Amador) Jackson Rancheria Hotel, San Andreas Town Hall, Calaveras County Fairgrounds. 


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