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Nearing Completion Of Butte Fire Hazardous Tree Removal

Mountain Ranch, CA — Calaveras County reports crews are almost 90 percent finished cutting down hazardous trees in the Butte Fire burn footprint.

To date, the total number of trees on the ground has increased to 7,510 or 89 percent. On site 47 crew members from local communities are working to cut and haul away logs and debris from both Public Right of Ways and private property. Once brought down, the fallen trees are transported to Wallace to be chipped and then taken to Chinese Camp to a Biomass Plant (Waste-to -Energy Plant).

Crews are currently working along Doester, Jesus Maria, West Murray Creek, Potteroff, Cave City, Baker Riley, Warden and Whiskey Slide roads from 6:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, weather permitting.

Anyone with questions should contact the Hazard Tree HOT LINE (209) 754-6767.