Fire crews ran night operations and controlled burnings to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch, on Sept. 12 2015. The Butte Fire started Wednesday east of the Amador County town of Jackson and has burned nearly 65,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the dry hills east of Highway 49.
Fire crews ran night operations and controlled burnings to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch, on Sept. 12 2015. The Butte Fire started Wednesday east of the Amador County town of Jackson and has burned nearly 65,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the dry hills east of Highway 49. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Fire crews ran night operations and controlled burnings to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch, on Sept. 12 2015. The Butte Fire started Wednesday east of the Amador County town of Jackson and has burned nearly 65,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the dry hills east of Highway 49. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

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