|This is the Butte Fire as viewed from Murphys, CA, looking northwards tonight. This fire is in its second day and in the most recent update has consumed 14,700 acres. It is closing in on the old burn scar of a fire that threatened Murphys back in August, 1992, to wit, the Old Gulch Fire which consumed well over 100 homes and 17,386 acres. Obviously, this fire is not adhering to the usual pattern of wildfires calming down at night but appears to on the move.|
Photo by and courtesy of Jeremiah Johnston of Murphys, CA (all rights reserved).