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#ButtsFire: Still Growing ... To 4,300 Acres on Thursday A.M.

July 3 morning. Great shot of a @CAL_FIRE airtanker dropping on the #ButtsFire. Over 1,000 firefighters battling this fire. Credit: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant ‏@CALFIRE_PIO/Twitter.
July 3 morning. Great shot of a @CAL_FIRE airtanker dropping on the #ButtsFire. Over 1,000 firefighters battling this fire. Credit: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant ‏@CALFIRE_PIO/Twitter.
A large wildland fire in northeast Napa County is showing no signs of stopping as the blaze has covered 4,300 acres and is only 30 percent contained as of this morning, according to Cal Fire.

The fire, which started shortly after noon Tuesday, has threatened nearly 400 homes and destroyed two homes and seven outbuildings, Cal Fire officials said.

The fire has spread northeast into Lake County toward Snell Peak, Cal Fire spokeswoman Stacie McCambridge said.

Mandatory evacuations are still in effect along Butts Canyon Road and for 180 homes in Berryessa Estates. Langtry Estate & Vineyard in Middletown in Lake County has also been advised to evacuate, McCambridge said.

Cal Fire officials said there are 800 fire personnel at the fire, located off of Butts Canyon Road in Pope Valley northwest of Lake Berryessa.

An evacuation center has been set-up at Middletown High School in Lake County, Cal Fire officials said.

There are 132 fire engines, 27 crews, six helicopters, 18 dozers and three water tenders at the scene, according to Cal Fire.

Fire departments from Alameda County are now assisting, and sent strike teams this morning.

Previous and related coverage:

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

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.


--Bay City News

Joann Lavis July 05, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Monticello IC here is a image from this fire on satelite https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/485416095432441857/photo/1
Joann Lavis July 05, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Update Montecillo fire - Scanner - per air attack lead the fire is 1500 ac, on the western side of the fire there are stuctures that air attack will be dropping retardant on. also sending a structure group up near the far end of berryessa estates, fire is getting ito the Blue Ridge area , its one ridge over hearding in that direction- fire is also down down in a drainaga at the bottom of the fire and this is leading off onto a dirt rood , in a box canyon - / some of the power poles have been damaged due to this fire. / relief air attack will be over the fire at 11: 45 hours.. thats it for now
Joann Lavis July 05, 2014 at 04:55 PM
dont know if anyone is readng this but i am posting on your facebook page for napavalley,,
Joann Lavis July 05, 2014 at 05:18 PM
here https://www.facebook.com/Breaking.Napa.Valley.News
Susan C. Schena July 05, 2014 at 05:37 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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