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Update On The Detwiler Fire Monday 9 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters worked through the night hitting hot spots and patrolling the perimeter of the nearly-contained Detwiler Fire. The fire is still holding at 81,826 acres and is now 90 percent contained. As the Detwiler Fire is winding down from active fire suppression, fire managers will start the next phase of the control effort — Fire Suppression Repair. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Sunday 11 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continue their work to secure the line around the remaining northeast portion of the Detwiler Fire and to hit hot spots inside the perimeter. Cal Fire posted this photo on their Twitter page, showing the shoulder patches of just a few of the dozens of fire departments and agencies who worked together on the suppression efforts. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Saturday 6 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews continue to be released from the Detwiler Fire as firefighters work on hot spots and full containment of the northeast perimeter. The fire is now estimated at 81,826 acres and is 85 percent contained. There are currently 2,821 personnel assigned to the incident including 184 engines, 35 water tenders, 76 hand crews, 12 dozers, 7 helicopters ...

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18-Year-Old Man Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the drowning death of an 18-year-old man at Hensley Lake this morning. Just after 10 a.m., 911 received what was described as a “frantic call” from a party at the Hidden View Campground, saying that a family member had gone into the water and not resurfaced. The Hensley Lake Ranger responded to ...

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Teenager Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Around 10 a.m. this morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a possible drowning in Hensley Lake, just south of Raymond. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was dispatched to the incident, reported to be near the campground area. Cal Fire also responded. KMPH Fox 26 is reporting that at about 11 a.m., two ...

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Detwiler Fire Still Holding at 81,650 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are close to finishing construction of the final section of line on the Detwiler Fire, The last remaining uncontrolled line is in the northeast corner near Dogtown. The terrain is steep and access challenging, but crews are making excellent progress. The fire is holding at 81,650 acres, still at 80 percent containment. Fire personnel continue to ...

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Firefighters Hold The Line On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters get closer to total containment on the Detwiler Fire, high temps and difficult access continue to challenge crews. The fire is holding at 81,650 acres, now with 80 percent containment. There are currently 3,346 personnel assigned to the incident including 237 engines, 44 water tenders, 89 hand crews, 22 dozers, 11 helicopters and air tankers ...

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Man Cited For Trespassing During Detwiler Fire Dies

MARIPOSA COUNTY — One of the two men taken into custody for failing to comply with orders to stay off the streets in the evacuated area during the Detwiler Fire, has passed away. Daniel Thomas, 38, of Mariposa, died yesterday afternoon after being transported to the hospital for unknown reasons. The cause of his death is not known, and the ...

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Laura Irene Morgan

Laura Irene Morgan passed away on July 21, 2017, at the age of 80. Laura was a longtime resident of the mountain area who made her home in North Fork. Born in Macomb, Illinois, Laura moved to North Fork in 1961, where she worked as a postal clerk. After retiring, she enjoyed some of her free time doing sewing and ...

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Evacuation Advisories Lifted In Northern Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — All evacuation advisories have been lifted for Northern Mariposa County as of Friday July 28, at 11 a.m., with the following exceptions: Dogtown Road from Texas Hill Road to Bull Creek Road Texas Hill Road Bondurant Mine Road Bull Creek Road An Evacuation Advisory is issued to media and public of potential evacuation orders, with general information ...

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