California’s Butte Fire Photos…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.

I’m planning to  depart November 30th. While here, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s subject: California’s Butte Fire…

Recently in California, there  were two large fires. The Butte Fire came within about 14 miles of Mary’s home. Starting September 9th, it was finally contained on October 1st. It scorched 110 square miles destroying 475 residences, 343 outbuildings and 45 other structures.

You can read about the fire by clicking this link…


Yesterday Mary and I drove east from San Andreas several miles on the Mountain Ranch Road, gaining elevation, it is a very narrow and winding road. It was difficult to take photos because there are few places to pull over and locals drive far too fast on that road. We saw many crews restoring power lines.

During that time, Mary became very emotional remembering when at the age of seven, her home burnt to the ground. What we saw was a very tiny portion affected by the fire.

Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

(Note: Other photos published on this original posting have been removed at the property owner’s request.)


This is the remains of once was an about 26 foot Class C Motorhome…




Some of the folks are living in tents for the time being. Colder weather is not that far away…




A sign of life…




To see the other 41 photos in this album…





California’s Butte Fire


Like I said earlier, we saw only a tiny portion. It’s just hard to imagine the scope of such a disaster. Yet, life must go on. Only two fatalities are attributed to this fire.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 83 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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2 thoughts on “California’s Butte Fire Photos…

  1. Thanks for sharing your visit there. What a terrible thing to happen in such beautiful country. We have friends in Middletown and we’d heard great stories about the resiliency of the people in the area, and we are still praying for them.

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