Sep 20, 2015

Evacuation order lifted in Butte Fire; some return to nothing

Burson, CA
USA
by
Mike Luery
,
KCRA7
The fast-moving Butte Fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties has gotten away from firefighters and continues to rip through thousands of acres of trees and dry brush amid multiple days of triple-digit temperatures. (Sept. 10, 2015) Claire Doan/KCRA
The fast-moving Butte Fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties has gotten away from firefighters and continues to rip through thousands of acres of trees and dry brush amid multiple days of triple-digit temperatures. (Sept. 10, 2015) Claire Doan/KCRA

On Sunday, evacuees from Calaveras County were allowed to go home -- but many were finding there is nothing to return to -- after the Butte Fire blazed through 545 homes and consumed about 70,000 acres of land. It is 72 percent contained.