Fire crews ran night operations and controlled burnings to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch, on Sept. 12 2015.
Fire crews ran night operations and controlled burnings to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch, on Sept. 12 2015. 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. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

Butte and Valley fires among most destructive in state history

September 16, 2015 07:32 AM

UPDATED September 16, 2015 12:34 PM

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