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East Bay Firefighters Head to Napa to Fight Butts Fire

The vegetation fire has consumed 4,300 acres in Napa County since July 1.

Photo attached is courtesy of Captain Jim Artman, LPFD.
Photo attached is courtesy of Captain Jim Artman, LPFD.

Firefighters from around the East Bay are in Napa battling the Butts Fire. The strike team is comprised of fire personnel from the Livermore-Pleasanton, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland and Alameda County fire departments.

Livermore Pleasanton Fire Battalion Chief Joe Testa said, "Four Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters arrived in Napa Thursday morning to assist with fighting the Butts fire. These firefighters staffed a vehicle owned by California OES that is housed at LPFD Station 4 and staffed by Livermore-Pleasanton personnel. They are part of a 5 unit OES Strike Team including OES units staffed by Alameda County, Fremont, Hayward and Oakland Fire Departments. 

This Strike Team departed from Alameda County at 4 a.m. Thursday morning and arrived at the Base Camp in Napa. The crews were briefed and are standing by for an assignment. These crews are reimbursed by the State."

According to the Cal Fire Twitter feed, the Butts Fire in Pope Valley, northwest of Lake Berryessa (Napa County) has burned 4,300 acres and is 55 percent contained.

The fire started just after 12 p.m. on July 1, prompting evacuations and damaging structures in the area.



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