Last modified on Jul 29, 2008

Butte Lightning Complex

Butte Lightning Complex

Butte Lightning Complex Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 29, 2008 6:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: June 21, 2008 2:00 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit 
County: Butte County  
Location: Throughout Butte County  
Acres Burned - Containment: 59,440 - 100%  
Estimated - Containment: 100%  
Structures Destroyed:106 residence and 11 outbuildings  
Injuries: 71  
Cause: Lightning 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Butte County Fire, Chico Fire, Oroville Fire, Paradise Fire, CHP, Butte County Public Works, Butte County Sheriff, USFS, OES, LA County, Orange County, Alameda County, Ventura County, Caltrans, National Guard, CDCR and CCC.  
Total Fire Personnel: 1,218 (580 CAL FIRE)  
Total Fire Engines: 60  
Total Fire crews: 28  
Total Helicopters: 6  
Total Dozers: 15  
Total Water Tenders: 30  
Costs to date: $85.3 million  
Conditions: The Butte Lightning Complex consisted of 37 fires. CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #5 was in command of the fire.  

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