Butte Fire scorches more than 70,000 acres, 65 percent contained

CALAVERAS COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties is getting closer to full containment. Many people who have been evacuated for more than a week are waking up in their homes Saturday morning.

Cal Fire is reporting 65 percent containment and more than 70,000 acres have been scorched. More than 500 homes have been destroyed.



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Firefighters are warning residents to watch out for damaged power lines as well as rocks and debris from trees that were burned.




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