Butte Fire creates state of emergency in Northern CA

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AMADOR COUNTY, Cal. – There’s a state of emergency in northern California as a wildfire tripled in size over a 24-hour period.

The Butte Fire now covers about 101 square miles.  It’s only 10 percent contained.

Firefighters say the flames are running up and down the canyon.

People living in parts of Amador and Calaveras counties have been ordered to leave.  Thousands of others are without power.