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Napa #ButtsFire: 3,800 Acres & 30% Contained Wednesday Night; 380 Threatened Structures

Credit: CalFireUpdates @CalFireUpdates/Twitter
Credit: CalFireUpdates @CalFireUpdates/Twitter
The Butts Canyon vegetation fire has spread to 3,800 acres in Napa and Lake counties with 30-percent containment as of Wednesday at 8:45 p.m., according to Cal Fire

The agency reports 380 structures are threatened by the blaze, with two homes and seven outbuildings destroyed since the fire was first reported Tuesday at 12:08 p.m.

Evacuations are still in effect for residents along Butts Canyon Road from James Creek Road to Snell Valley Road, as well as the Berryessa Estates. An evacuation advisory is also posted for residents in Lake County on Butts Canyon Road from the Lake County line to Langtry Estates, according to officials.

This morning an inversion layer kept the fire activity minimal, however, around noon the weather warmed up and fire activity increased, according to the department.

The fire continues to burn northeast into Lake County toward Snell Peak, and is in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees in steep, rugged terrain in a rural area, Cal Fire officials reported.

The firefighters are working in extreme high heat and humidity, with the potential for erratic winds. Cal Fire listed 16 county, state and federal agencies that are cooperating with the fire suppression efforts.

The California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff's Office also responded.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced today he has secured a federal grant that will partially reimburse local, state and tribal agencies that are responding.


Previous and related coverage:

Governor Brown Secures Grant To Reimburse Agencies Fighting Butts Canyon Fire in Napa.

#ButtsFire: Blaze Grows to 3,200 Acres Overnight; Hundreds Evacuated; 280 Structures In Its Path.

Red Cross Assists with Shelter for Napa Fire Victims & How To Check on Friends & Family.

UPDATE: Napa's #ButtsFire Continues To Burn Into Night; Last Reported at 2,700 Acres.

UPDATE: Up From 2,500 to 2,700 ACRES and 30% Contained, Cal Fire Reports on Pope Valley Blaze.

UPDATE on Butts Canyon Road Fire in Pope Valley.

Vegetation Fire Reported on Butts Canyon Road.
Mark July 03, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Wait, you posted a day or two ago that teenagers weed eating or using some type of metal device set the fire off. Now your reporting the cause is unknown? Which is it? I get NSO reports through nixle.com and know it was teens dong some kind of yard work that started the blaze. Please, dont do confusing journalism, tell the facts.
Susan C. Schena July 03, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Mark, sorry, you're right. It was really late when I wrote that last night. Technically, it's listed as "under investigation." But I just removed the line to avoid confusion - thanks for pointing that out!
Susan C. Schena July 05, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Update: http://napavalley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/buttsfire-progress-made-challenges-still-exist-70-contained-saturday-am

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