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Butte, Sierra NF. Thirteen miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. Trail closures in effect.

August 17, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Fire crews are expected to make 100% containment today. Following containment, some demobilization will begin this weekend. Fire managers will remain at scene closely monitoring this fire. Smoke impact from the Butte is minimal.

August 16, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Crews continue to make excellent progress towards containment. They are expected to make 100% containment tomorrow. Smoke impact from the Butte has been significantly reduced.

August 15, 2017 at 8:49 AM

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire. Crews continue to make excellent progress towards containment. They are expected to make 100% containment by Thursday the 17th. Smoke impact from the Butte has been significantly reduced.

August 13, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Moderating fire behavior allowed fire crews to make good progress yesterday.

Smoke impact from area fires is a concern. Current imagery and information is available at the California Smoke Blog: http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/

August 11, 2017 at 7:16 AM

The fire is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Suppression resources are at scene and engaged. Fire behavior continues to be active in the afternoon influenced by steep topography and afternoon up canyon winds.

The northwest corner of the fire has burned into the 2005 Corral fire area.

Fire crews are utilizing Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST). These tactics include utilizing natural barriers such as rock formations to stop, slow and direct fire spread.

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire. Additional Fire Management resources arrived last night including two additional hand crews.

August 10, 2017 at 7:40 AM

The fire is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Suppression resources are at scene and engaged. Fire behavior continues to be active in the afternoon. Fire crews are utilizing Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST).

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire. Additional Fire Management resources arrived last night.

Transition to Type 3 Team (Smith) will occur at 7:00 A.M. today.

August 9, 2017 at 1:56 PM

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Photo Sierra National Forest

On Monday August 07, 2017 Sierra National Forest (NF) fire crews first responded to the Butte Fire, a lightning caused fire, located between Cargyle and Stairway Creeks in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Initial suppression actions have been successful in channeling the direction of the fire, despite active burning in steep, rugged terrain, with difficult access. As of this morning the spread potential for the Butte Fire is moderate, with an estimated 250 acres burned to date and 10% containment. Smoke is visible from the Mt. Tom lookout, and drifting to the east as reported by the Inyo NF.

Resources currently assigned to the Butte Fire are Crane Valley IHC, Trimmer Helitack H-520, a Type 1 Helicopter, and a Type II hand crew from the Sierra NF, Fresno 4. Due to the spread and potential for future growth a Type III Incident Management Team has been ordered and will take over incident command at 1400 today.