Butte Fire Burns Nearly 32,000 Acres in 2 Days

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AMADOR COUNTY —

Just about 32,000 acres have been burned by the Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties in just two day days.

The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon and is growing in all directions.

The Cal Fire public information officer reported Friday morning the flames have reached 31,974 acres and are only 10 percent contained.

Classes in Amador Co. Unified School District have been canceled.

Jackson Rancheria Hotel, San Andreas Town Hall, Calaveras County Fairgrounds and Amador County Fairgrounds are the current evacuation centers for the fire.

Mandatory evacuation orders in Calaveras County are: Boston Yale Subdivision from East SR 26 to Ponderosa Way, Easy Bird Road, Sierra Lane, Thadeus Court, Center Street; SR 26 from Highway 49 to Railroad Flat to include all sides of the street; Jesus Maria from Hwy 26 to Railroad Flat to include all sides of the streets North of Jesus Maria and South to Doster Road/West Murray Creek Road and East of Hawver Road.

Mandatory evacuation orders in Amador County are: Canyon View, Fig Tree Lane, and Ponderosa Way; The Town of Pine Grove to include all areas South of Highway 88 at Ranch Road and East of West Clinton and East Clinton Road.