Butte Creek Canyon fire reminds us to be extra cautious this 4th of July

Jul 4, 2014 1:30 AM by Vanessa Vasconcelos

Cal Fire and Butte County Fire crews were able to contain a fire, that started on Honey Run rd., to 6 acres. Crews on the ground and in the air battled the blaze.

The fire started just after 4 this afternoon. Crews had the entrance to Butte Creek Canyon blocked for nearly an hour. Because there is only one way in and out, they took extra precautions.

While today's fire didn't threaten any homes, it had the potential to. Some of the obstacles crews faced were dry conditions, rough terrain and wind. Because of the drought, fire crews are preparing for a busy fire season.

Cal Fire PIO, Maryann Aldrich tells us that these extra dry conditions are usually typical in late August. Since we are 2 months ahead of the dry season, she says they are relying on the public's help to preventing the start of fires.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

It is important to remind everyone that because conditions are so dry, be extra cautious with your 4th of July activites.


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