Daniel Ravera, left, and Bill Stafford, right, stand on a neighbors home to watch the fire move towards their property at Sheep Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The Butte Fire started Wednesday east of the Amador County town of Jackson and has burned nearly 65,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the dry hills east of Highway 49.
Daniel Ravera, left, and Bill Stafford, right, stand on a neighbors home to watch the fire move towards their property at Sheep Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The Butte Fire started Wednesday east of the Amador County town of Jackson and has burned nearly 65,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the dry hills east of Highway 49. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Daniel Ravera, left, and Bill Stafford, right, stand on a neighbors home to watch the fire move towards their property at Sheep Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The Butte Fire started Wednesday east of the Amador County town of Jackson and has burned nearly 65,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the dry hills east of Highway 49. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

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