The Butte Fire started Wednesday afternoon southeast of Jackson, California has burned at least six structures and approximately 4,000 acres. As of early Thursday morning it was about 4 miles southeast of Jackson and was very close to Mokelumme Hill, Happy Valley, Electra, and Rich Gulch
Butte Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 11, 2015 9:00 am
Date/Time Started: September 9, 2015 2:26 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Amador – El Dorado Unit
County: Amador & Calaveras Counties
Location: Butte Mountain Road, east of Jackson
Acres Burned – Containment: 50,000 acres – 10% contained
Structures Threatened: 6,000
Structures Destroyed: 6 structures and 2 outbuildings destroyed
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations are as follows:
(Amador County) Canyon View, Fig Tree Lane, and Ponderosa Way; The Town of Pine Grove to include all areas South of Hwy 88 at Ranch Road and East of West Clinton and Easy Bird Road, Sierra Lane, Thadeus Court, Center Street; SR 26 from Hwy 49 to Railroad Flat to include all sides of the street; Jesus Maria from Hwy 26 to Railroad Flat to include all side streets North of Jesus Maria and South to Doster Rd/West Murray Creek Road and East of Hawver Road.
(Calaveras County) Communities of Glencoe and Wilseyville; Lower Dorray Road; Jesus Maria from Hwy 26 to Railroad Flat to include all side streets North of Jesus Maria and South to Doster Road/West Murray Creek Road and East of Hawver Road; Ridge Road North to SR 26, Associated Office Road, Woodhouse Mine with Railroad Flat as Eastern Boundary; Hawver Road at Gold Strike East to Doster Road; Whiskey Slide Road North of Mountain Ranch Road to Jesus Maria/Whiskey Slide East to Railroad Flat Road.
Evacuation Warnings: (Calaveras County) Town of Mountain Ranch South of Mountain Ranch Road and Alpine areas of Mountain Ranch; Sierra Vista Lookout Road, West Murray Creek Road to Doster Road, Murray Dale Lane (entire road); Leonard Road Subdivision.
Evacuation Centers: Jackson Rancheria Hotel, San Andreas Town Hall, Calaveras County Fairgrounds
Large Animal pet shelters (Calaveras) Calaveras County Fairgrounds
(Amador) Amador County Fairgrounds, contact Kelly Reason at 530-503-5233
Road Closures:(Amador County) Clinton Road at Butte Mountain Road (Both Ends) Butte Mountain Road Cutoff at Clinton Road. Amador Lane at Clinton Road, Electra at SR 49, Ponderosa Road at Tabeaud, Access to Lake Tabeaud is closed; Hwy 88 at W. Clinton Road, Hwy 88 at Irish Town Road, Hwy 88 at Tabeaud Road, Hwy 88 at Aqueduct Circle, Highway 88 at Mount Zion.
(Calaveras County) SR 26 from Mokelumne Hill to Ridge Road; Ridge Road closed to Railroad Flat Road; Railroad Flat Road closed to Mountain Ranch Road; Mountain Ranch Road closed to Hwy 49; Michel Road is closed.
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Cal OES, USFS, BLM, PG&E, CHP, Calaveras County Sheriff, Amador County Sheriff, Calaveras PUD, CDCR, Sutter Creek Fire Department, Red Cross, CAL-TRANS, CA State Parks, Amador Fire Protection District.
Total Fire Personnel: 1,571
Total Fire Engines: 178
Total Fire crews: 38
Total Airtankers: 7
Total Helicopters: 16
Total Dozers: 21
Total Water Tenders: 7
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1
Long/Lat: -120.70418, 38.32974
The Butte Fire affecting the Counties of Amador and Calaveras has burned more than 50,000 acres in the past 48 hours. Due to extreme weather conditions, steep topography, and a historic 4-year drought, the Butte Fire is experiencing unprecedented fire conditions and growth.
On behalf of CAL FIRE Incident Management Team I Incident Commander Phill Veneris, the public is advised that evacuation orders issued by the Calaveras and Amador County Sheriffs continue to expand. With explosive fire conditions, the Incident Commander Phill Veneris states “please stay vigilant and adhere to all evacuation orders. You are also advised that if you see smoke or fire approaching your community, evacuate the area immediately to a safe location.”
Jackson Rancheria Hotel
Calaveras County Fairgrounds
Phone Numbers (530) 647-5218 (Fire Information Line)
Phone Numbers (209) 754-5527 (Fire Information Line)