Butte Fire Incident
Active for 36 days
|Last Updated||10/15/15 7:45 PM|
|Date Started||09/09/15 2:26 PM|
|Date Contained||10/15/15 7:45PM|
|Location Information||east of Jackson|
|Administrative Unit||CAL FIRE Amador - El Dorado Unit|
|Reports||Click here for prior status reports|
The Butte Fire Information / Recovery line has been changed to 209-754-5527. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 transitioned command to the Amador-El Dorado and the Tuolumne-Calaveras Units. Crews are continuing mop-up operations.
A Community Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Railroad Flat Elementary School, 298 Railroad Flat Road, Railroad Flat, CA 95248
***The public is reminded that there are still emergency vehicles and personnel working in the area. Please use caution and remain alert to any changes in fire conditions***
Public Advisement: Butte Fire Missing Persons Hotline
The Sheriff’s Office has established a temporary dedicated telephone line for missing persons associated with the Butte Fire for the duration of the emergency response period. This number is reserved for missing persons related to the Butte Fire only. To report a missing person, please call (209) 754-6345. This number is not for welfare checks. The Sheriff’s Office requests that any missing person’s reports that are not associated with the Butte Fire be reported to Calaveras Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (209) 754-6500.
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Damages and Losses
Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities
Butte Fire Information & Community Recovery Line
CAL FIRE Amador - El Dorado Unit, Amador County Sheriff, Calaveras County Sheriff, CAL OES, BLM, PG&E, CHP, Amador Fire Protection District, Calaveras PUD, CDCR, Sutter Creek Fire Department, CALTRANS, State Parks, California Conservation Corp.
CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.