Butte Fire

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PG&E Power Company May Have Caused Butte Fire

On Wednesday, an executive with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) acknowledged that the Butte Fire, which has ravaged almost 72,000 acres in Amador and Calaveras Counties, may have been triggered by one of the company’s power lines sparking a tree into flames.

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California Wildfires: Butte Blaze Explodes

On Thursday, the Butte Fire, east of Jackson and southeast of Sacramento, surged, tripling in size due to hot winds and triple-digit temperatures.