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Governor Brown Secures Grant To Reimburse Agencies Fighting Butts Canyon Fire in Napa

Butts Canyon Fire, Napa County. Photo credit: Vallejo Firefighters @VallejoFire/Twitter.
Butts Canyon Fire, Napa County. Photo credit: Vallejo Firefighters @VallejoFire/Twitter.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced today he has secured a federal grant that will partially reimburse local, state and tribal agencies that are responding to the large wildland fire in northeast Napa County.

The Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow local and state agencies to apply for a 75 percent reimbursement of their costs related to the fire, according to the governor's Office of Emergency Services.

[Previous: #ButtsFire: Blaze Grows to 3,200 Acres Overnight; Hundreds Evacuated; 280 Structures In Its Path.]

The fire, which started shortly after noon Tuesday, has burned more than 3,200 acres and was only 30 percent contained as of this morning, according to Cal Fire.

Nearly 400 homes have been threatened and five buildings, including one residence, have been destroyed, according to Cal Fire spokeswoman Stacie McCambridge.

The fire has spread northeast into Lake County toward Snell Peak, McCambridge said. Increased humidity this morning is contributing to a slow to moderate spread of the wildfire, McCambridge said.

Mandatory evacuations are still in effect along Butts Canyon Road and for 180 homes in Berryessa Estates. Langtry Estate & Vineyard in Middletown in Lake County has been advised to evacuate, McCambridge said.

Cal Fire officials said there are 1,000 fire personnel at the fire, located off of Butts Canyon Road in Pope Valley northwest of Lake Berryessa. There are 57 fire engines, 10 crews, a helicopter, 12 dozers and three water tenders at the scene, Cal Fire officials said.

McCambridge said this morning that there also are 250 "overhead personnel," which includes people answering phones and logistics teams that are getting fire equipment to the fire.

Cal Fire listed 16 county, state and federal agencies that are cooperating with the fire suppression efforts.

Previous and related coverage:

 #ButtsFire: Blaze Grows to 3,200 Acres Overnight; Hundreds Evacuated; 280 Structures In Its Path.

Red Cross Assists with Shelter for Napa Fire Victims & How To Check on Friends & Family.

UPDATE: Napa's #ButtsFire Continues To Burn Into Night; Last Reported at 2,700 Acres.

UPDATE: Up From 2,500 to 2,700 ACRES and 30% Contained, Cal Fire Reports on Pope Valley Blaze.

UPDATE on Butts Canyon Road Fire in Pope Valley.

Vegetation Fire Reported on Butts Canyon Road.


--Bay City News

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