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Butte Fire Containment Grows To 80 Percent

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

A water truck passes a warning sign that the California Caverns historic site is closed due to smoke from the Butte Fire, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, near San Andreas, Calif.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP



7:43 a.m. - Cal Fire says Tuesday that fire growth was minimal within the perimeter.

Crews are continuing with mop-up operations to increase containment.

Smoke may continue to affect fire areas and surrounding communities.

The Butte Fire has charred 70,868 acres and is 80 percent contained.

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