Calaveras County

Nearly Burned Off Map, Mountain Ranch Fights Back After Butte FireMountain Ranch is known as a Gold Rush-era, fiercely independent place, where many of its aging residents distrust the government and prefer to take matters into their own hands.
Back To Basics: Butte Fire Victims Try To Restore Normalcy To LivesThe very last evacuation orders were lifted in Calaveras County Sunday, allowing everyone back in to see the destruction.
Two Bodies Found In Butte Fire Area; Valley Fire Evacuees Struggle To Find NormalcyThe coroner reports that Mark McCloud, 66, was found on Baker Riley Road in Mountain Ranch on Tuesday. His home was found after it was engulfed by flames. McCloud reportedly refused to evacuate.
Butte Fire Has Cal Fire Focused On Best Way To Protect HomesCal Fire says its priority is to protect homes, but not all of them can be saved.
Butte Fire Grows To 71,063 Acres, 30% ContainedThe fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties continues to grow, but so does containment.
Containment Of Butte Fire At 25%, Difficult Terrain Remains A ProblemThe fire burning in Amador and Calaveras counties continues to grow, but so does containment.
Firefighters Lose Ground On Butte Fire As It Approaches 65,000 AcresThe fire in Amador and Calaveras counties is prompting mandatory evacuations in both counties.
Butte Fire Explodes, Tripling In Size In Roughly Four Hours In Amador, Calaveras CountiesThe fire started in Amador County on Wednesday afternoon before jumping the Mokelumne River into Calaveras County on that night.
Butte Fire Explodes To 14,700 Acres, Containment Falls to 10 PercentThe Butte fire has scorched 4,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.
6 Homes Destroyed By Butte Fire In Amador And Calaveras CountiesA Cal Fire spokesperson says that six homes and two outbuildings have been destroyed by the Butte Fire.
Body Found Near Calaveras County RoadAuthorities are investigating the recent discovery of a man's body in Calaveras County.
Calaveras County Residents Worry State Will Euthanize Orphaned Bear CubsThe three bear cubs have been seen together around the community of Mountain Ranch, but the Department of Fish and Wildlife says their best chance of survival is if they stay away from people.