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Cops Locate Large Pot Grow While Patrolling Repopulated Detwiler Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A sparking transformer in the repopulated area of the Detwiler Fire led law enforcement to a large marijuana grow where the residents were reportedly stealing electricity to power their growing operation. On the evening of July 25, mutual aid law enforcement units patrolling the repopulated areas of the Detwiler Fire, came upon a sparking power transformer near ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Friday 6 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 81,650 acres, still with 75 percent containment. There are currently 3,553 personnel assigned to the incident including 246 engines, 47 water tenders, 96 hand crews, 28 dozers, 11 helicopters and air tankers as available. Crews worked through the night to build and reinforce containment lines, including the 100-acre spot fire ...

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Hunter Fire Now Over 100 Acres, Drones Endanger Air Resources

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Once again, the residents of the Hunters Valley area are on the alert as a wildfire threatens them. Just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters were diverted from the Detwiler Fire to reports of a new fire outside the containment lines, just northwest of the start of the Detwiler. The Hunter Fire grew to 40 acres within two hours, ...

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Sheriff Detectives Nab Alleged Thief After Fire Engine Burglarized

MERCED COUNTY — Firefighters who had their truck broken into and their gear stolen have gotten some satisfaction. Here is the latest on the story from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on July 23, and 5 a.m. on July 24, a yellow Rancho Santa Fe OES fire engine was burglarized in Merced County. This fire engine ...

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New Fire Starts Outside Detwiler Fire Lines

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are being diverted from the Detwiler Fire to reports of a new fire outside the containment lines. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 5-8 acres burning between Hunters Valley and Lake McClure. A full air response is en route. Three strike teams of engines, plus dozers are being diverted from the Detwiler ...

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Evacuations Lifted In More North County Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders on the Detwiler Fire will be lifted for residents only, Thursday July 27, at 11 a.m. for the following areas. These areas will remain under advisory as there is still active fire in the area: Dogtown Road Texas Hill Road Greeley Hill Road – Including all side roads on Greeley Hill Road to Bull Creek Road ...

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Major Progress On The Detwiler Fire Overnight

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continue to make excellent progress on the Detwiler Fire, aided by good humidity recovery during the overnight hours. The fire is now estimated at 81,350 acres with 75 percent containment. Crews have been focused on the erratic northeast corner for the past few days, with the only section of uncontrolled line between Dogtown and North Fork. ...

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Update On Detwiler Fire Wednesday 6 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continued to strengthen containment lines on the Detwiler Fire today, while also dealing with slop-overs outside the lines and hot spots in the interior. The fire is now estimated at 81,250 acres with 70 percent containment. A 3-acre slop-over was reported in the Mt. Gaines area just after 1 p.m. this afternoon. Firefighters had a hose ...

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PG&E Uses Retardant On A Wildfire Too

MARIPOSA COUNTY — We know all about firefighters working in dangerous conditions on wildfires, but there are other crews out there as well. Over the last 10 days on the Detwiler Fire, more than 500 PG&E workers and contractors were assigned the task of repairing lines and infrastructure, replacing poles, and getting people back online as quickly as possible. Often ...

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