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#ButtsFire: 4 Injured, 2 Homes Destroyed in 4,300-Acre Fire 85% Contained Sunday P.M.

Resources and manpower are now being diverted to the nearby, fast-growing #MonticelloFire -- at 7,000 acres in two days.

Butts Fire - July 2014- Strike Team XSO2350E. Credit: Dixon Fire Department Facebook.
Butts Fire - July 2014- Strike Team XSO2350E. Credit: Dixon Fire Department Facebook.
UPDATED: Sunday, July 6, 9 p.m.

Firefighters battling the Butts Canyon Fire in Napa County over the weekend have brought the blaze to 85 percent containment tonight, Cal Fire officials said.

Since the fire broke out near Butts Canyon and Oak Valley roads just after noon on Tuesday, four people were injured.

Two homes and seven outbuildings were destroyed in the blaze as well, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson.

By Thursday, the blaze had scorched 4,300 acres of land located northwest of Lake Berryessa, Christopherson said.

At its peak, fighting the fire took the efforts of 1,682 fire personnel, 101 fire engines, 60 fire crews, 10 bulldozers, nine helicopters, and four air tankers.

Cal Fire officials said that flare-ups have been an issue, but are being quickly extinguished.

Firefighters are now patrolling the area looking for, and extinguishing, hot spots. Road closures and evacuation orders have been lifted.

Firefighting resources have started the demobilization process and are becoming available to support new incidents, including the roughly 7,000-acre Monticello Fire burning on the southeast edge of Lake Berryessa since Friday night, Christopherson said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. For information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.

--Bay City News

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Sunday, July 6, 12:45 p.m.


Cal Fire reported on Sunday morning that the Butts Fire, burning in Napa County since Tuesday, is 80 percent contained.

"Firefighters continue to mop-up and patrol the fire perimeter looking for hotspots," officials said. "The Fire Suppression Repair and Rehabilitation continue."

[Related: How To Help & Thank Your Hard-Working Firefighters!.]

Now the firefighters and strike teams are turning their attention to the nearby, fast-growing Monticello fire and significant demobilization of resources are being reassigned to the 7,000-acre blaze at the Lake Berryessa area on the Solano, Yolo and Napa county lines.

(Story here: #MonticelloFire Balloons To 7,000 Acres with 30% Containment Sunday A.M.)

The Dixon Fire Department posted a series of photos taken at the Butts Canyon blaze by Strike Team XSO2350E. A few of the photos are shared here. To see more, go to the agencies Facebook page here.


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Prickly Pear July 07, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Interesting.. it's no longer "how to prevent" wildfires, but as mentioned above "how to prepare" for them.... sick people - deliberately destroying the environment - it's called "pyroterror" - look it up. While not every wildfire is Al Queda, you can be certain that many are.. it's their new weapon... no doubt they are at least paying evil inclined, desperate people as well....

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