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Butte Fire: Containment At 74 Percent

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Firefighters pass a "Thank you" sign in Angels Camp, Calif., on their way for another day of battling the Butte Fire, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The fire, that started Wednesday, has burned more than 65,000 acres.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP



9:35 p.m. - Cal Fire reports the Butte Fire is in a holding pattern Monday, with 70,760 acres burned and 74 percent containment.

Updated damage assesment shows 545 residences and 356 outbuildings destroyed, and another 42 structures damaged. 

Officials say fire behavior remained minimal within the fire perimeter Monday, as firefighters continue mop-up operations to increase containment lines. Smoke may continue to impact the affected fire areas and surrounding communities.

 

9 a.m. The Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties is 74-percent contained. It has burned 70,760 acres. 

Cal Fire will hold community meetings about the Butte Fire. One will be at the Call Church in Pine Grove Monday at 7 p.m. and at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - Cal Fire says containment of the Butte Fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties has grown to 74 percent with the amount of acres charred at 70,760 acres.

The wildfire is blamed for two deaths and the destruction of 545 homes and more than 400 outbuildings and other structures.

6 a.m. - Cal Fire says containment of the  Butte Fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties has grown to 74 percent with the amount of acres charred at 70,760 acres.

The wildfire is blamed for two deaths and the destruction of 545 homes and more than 400 outbuildings and other structures.  

While mandatory evacuations have been lifted, authorities say some areas are still under advisories. These areas include:

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