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Excellent Progress On Multiple Lightning-Sparked Fires

MADERA COUNTY  — Firefighters have been kept scrambling this afternoon and evening as a series of lightning fires were sparked across the valley floor and into the foothills. At this time, it appears that the forward progress of all of the nearly dozen fires has been stopped. At about 4:30 p.m., the first reports began coming in of multiple fires, ...

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Series Of Lightning Strikes Starts Multiple Fires

MADERA COUNTY — A weather cell moving across the valley and into the foothills between the 22 Mile House and O’Neals has sparked numerous lightning fires. Firefighters first responded to a fire near Ponderosa Telephone in O’Neals on Road 200 and Road 201. The fire was reported at about 4:30, and at 5:08 p.m., the fire was contained and engines ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Fire Near Iron Mountain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Firefighters are on scene of a fire on the Bass Lake Ranger District just east of Fish Camp. At about 11:40 a.m., reports came in of a vegetation fire about five miles east of Fresno Dome Campground toward Quartz Mountain trailhead, along Forest Road 6S10. The first unit at scene reported the Iron Fire at about ...

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First They Put Out The Fire, Now They Fix The Damage Done

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Though the fire has long moved through the areas surrounding the town of Mariposa, the damage done by suppression efforts remains, and firefighters have now shifted into repair mode. One resident experienced first-hand today the reality that crews don’t just tear things up as they fight to save homes, they also return to repair any necessary damage. ...

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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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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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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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