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Dense Smoke Hampers Air Attack On Detwiler Fire, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY –As displaced residents wait anxiously for updates on when they might be able to return home, new evacuation orders have been issued by the Sheriff’s Office. Just after noon today, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office issued a new evacuation warning for the following locations: Bull Creek Road from Greeley Hill Road to the Merced River Old Yosemite Road ...

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Detwiler Fire Now Over 70,000 Acres, 45 Structures Lost

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 70,096 acres with 10 percent containment. As residents held their breath throughout the night, they woke to news that firelines around both Mariposa and Coulterville have held, and their communities have been spared for yet another day from the erratic fire. However, Cal Fire now reports that 45 structures have ...

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Cal Fire Reports 29 Structures Destroyed In Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 48,000 acres, still at 7 percent containment. There have been 29 structures destroyed and 5 damaged. Another 1,500 are threatened. There are currently 3,175 personnel assigned to the incident including 413 engines, 57 water tenders, 56 hand crews, 70 dozers, 14 helicopters and an unknown number of air tankers. Today, ...

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Hundreds Gather for Official Word On Detwiler Fire

OAKHURST — Over 300 people gathered at the Mountain Christian Center tonight to hear from Cal Fire, the Incident Management Team and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, anxious to have their fears assuaged about what’s happening with the homes they evacuated in Mariposa County as the Detwiler Fire continues to burn. With so many different agencies now cooperating on the ...

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Detwiler Fire Community Meeting Tonight In Oakhurst

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  There will be a community meeting on the Detwiler Fire at 7 p.m. tonight, July 19, at the Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49 in Oakhurst. The meeting will be hosted by Cal Fire Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire. Representatives from the agencies managing the ...

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Detwiler Fire Pushes North, Mariposa Still In Danger

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire continues to threaten the town of Mariposa, and is advancing on Coulterville as it grows past the nearly 46,000-acre estimate given this morning by Cal Fire. Though conditions change by the minute, we try to bring you a picture of how the day is unfolding on the firelines. Cal Fire officials say that with ...

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Fire Activity Picks Up As Temps Rise On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire did not “lay down” overnight and give firefighters the chance to make substantial progress. Instead it blew up to over 45,000 acres with only 7 percent containment, so the day shift had their work cut out for them. Shortly after 8 a.m., the fire made a hard push toward Coulterville and Greeley Hill on ...

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What Does Air Attack Do Over A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – With the ominous threat of the Detwiler Fire, attention to wildland firefighting has been heightened for many residents in the foothills and mountain area. We all see the engines, dozers, water tenders and crews rolling in to fight these fires, but perhaps the most spectacular sight from any vantage point the public may have is the work ...

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Coulterville And Greeley Hill Being Evacuated Ahead Of Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire, now over 45,000 acres, is making a run toward Coulterville and Greeley Hill. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has just issued an evacuation order for the following areas: Greeley Hill Road from Dogtown Road in Coulterville to Dogtown Road near Bowers Cave in Greeley Hill All roads between Greeley Hill Road and Texas Hill ...

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Detwiler Fire Continues To Threaten Mariposa, Pushes Toward Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters prepare for another hard day on the firelines, the residents of Mariposa are holding their breath. Overnight, the fire nearly doubled in size to 45,724 acres with just 7 percent containment, and continues its relentless advance on the historic town. More than 1,500 homes are threatened, 8 have been destroyed and 1 damaged. There are currently ...

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