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Saturday, September 12, 2015

BUTTE FIRE CA-AEU-Butte Amador & Calaveras Counties [NEW MAPS]

BUTTE FIRE CA-AEU-Butte Wildland Fire Amador & Calaveras Counties 

Butte Fire - Wildland Fire Map
CA-AEU-Butte Wildland Fire Map

Evacuations:
(Mandatory evacuations will stay in place for communities inside the perimeter of the fire with the exception of communities north of the Calaveras River and the Hwy 26 corridor. Repopulation for all areas outside of the perimeter has been completed. Evacuation Advisories will remain in affect for the surrounding area. Road closures in affect in portions of Sheep Ranch Rd, Railroad Ranch Rd, Swiss Ranch Rd and Jesus Maria Rd
UPDATES:
09/18/2015 0745: 70,760 Acres 60 % cont. 6,000 Single Residence homes remain threatened with 12  damaged by fire and 365 destroyed. Damage inspection teams will deploy today and continue the process of collecting information on damaged and destroyed structures. 
Mandatory evacuations will stay in place for communities inside the perimeter of the fire with the exception of communities north of the Calaveras River and the Hwy 26 corridor. Repopulation for all areas outside of the perimeter has been completed. Evacuation Advisories will remain in affect for the surrounding area. Road closures in affect in portions of Sheep Ranch Rd, Railroad Ranch Rd, Swiss Ranch Rd and Jesus Maria Rd
09/17/2015 0745: 70,760 acres, 49% contained. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping intelligence. So far 252 residences confirmed destroyed. Damage inspection teams will deploy again today and continue the process of collecting information on damaged and destroyed structures. DINS reports there will be additional destroyed and damaged structures confirmed as they continue their survey. 


09/16/2015 0745: 71,780 acres - 45% contained
Structures Threatened: 6,400
Structures Destroyed: 233 residences, 175 outbuildings, 15 structures damaged.


09/15/2015 1745: 71,780 acres, 40% contained. 6,000 Homes remained threatened, 233 destroyed. Mandatory evacuations in place for the communities of West Point, Mountain Ranch, Sheep Ranch and Railroad Ranch. Evacuation Advisories remain in affect. Road closures in affect on Hwy 26 from Hwy 49 to the Calaveras County line, portions of Mountain Ranch road, Hwy 49, Tabeau road and East Clinton road. Repopulating in all areas along Hwy 88 in Amador County. 


09/15/2015 0745: 71,660 acres, 37% contained. 166 Homes destroyed.

Mandatory evacuations in place for the communities of West Point, Mountain Ranch, Sheep Ranch and Railroad Ranch. 
09/14/2015 1600: #ButteFire is over the line in Divisions Golf, Kilo and Papa. Winds picking up! #LCES
Acres Burned - Containment: 71,063 acres - 30% contained 
Structures Threatened: 6,400
Structures Destroyed: 135 residences, 79 outbuildings, 4 structures damaged
FIRE CREW INMATE WORKING BUTTE FIRE
CREDIT: SFGate
09/14/2015 1600: Topo Map: 

Butte Fire Topo Map
09/14/2015 1200: 71,063 Acres, CAL FIRE IMT-1, Butte AA requesting 1 VLAT, 2 LAT's and 2 S-2's to the incident. Neptune, Collson 131, and 912 so far) looks like all heading to the Butte.


Critical Resource Needs in 12-, 24-, 48-, and 72-hour timeframes :
12 hours: 23 Type 1 Hand Crew Strike Teams - 21 Hand Crews any type - 23 HEQB - 8 MAST - 10 Type 6 Engines
24 hours: 23 Type 1 Hand Crew Strike Teams - 21 Hand Crews any type - 23 HEQB - 8 MAST - 10 Type 6 Engines
48 hours: 23 Type 1 Hand Crew Strike Teams - 21 Hand Crews any type - 23 HEQB - 8 MAST - 10 Type 6 Engines
72 hours: To be determined based off resource orders being filled and control lines being established and held.
09/13/2015 0600: 65,215 acres with 20% containment.
09/12/2015 1200: Per Calaveras County SO web site, new mandatory evacuations for a portion of San Andreas
09/12/2015 1800: 65,000 acres, 15% 86 homes and 51 outbuildings destroyed. "Hot and dry weather coupled with fuel moisture at critical levels have resulted in extreme fire spread. Resources requested are arriving and being in implemented in the plan. Primary and secondary lines are being constructed and contingency planning continues."

IA Location: Butte Mountain Rd SE of Jackson City Amador County, 

IA Acres: 5
IA ROS: Rapid
IA ROC: Initial fire slowly being contained, spot well established in the Mokelumne drainage is RROS
Structure threats: Yes
Resources: Initial high dispatch + 10 agency engines, 2 Doz, 2AT, 1 Copt, 2 Scoopers
Will be ordering additional shortly

Communications: COMMAND NIFC 33 - 166.325
Online Scanners: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20173/webhttp://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/187/web
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