Fire crews used controlled burns to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch last month. Firefighters this year faced erratic infernos that raced up hills, then reversed themselves, charging back down with a fury even the most seasoned firefighters had never experienced.
Fire crews used controlled burns to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch last month. Firefighters this year faced erratic infernos that raced up hills, then reversed themselves, charging back down with a fury even the most seasoned firefighters had never experienced. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Fire crews used controlled burns to contain the Butte Fire in Sheep Ranch last month. Firefighters this year faced erratic infernos that raced up hills, then reversed themselves, charging back down with a fury even the most seasoned firefighters had never experienced. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

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