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Detwiler Fire Threatens Town Of Mariposa, Shelter Relocated

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 19,500 acres with 5 percent containment. At about 12:30 p.m., the town of Mariposa was evacuated, and the Red Cross shelter is being moved to Caesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg Road in Planada. There is also a shelter in Oakhurst at the EV Free Church at the end of ...

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Town Of Mariposa Being Evacuated Ahead Of Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As the Detwiler Fire continues its march south and east, residents of Mariposa have been told to evacuate. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office says the evacuation order is from Highway 140 from E. Whitlock to Highway 49 on both sides of the road. This includes the town of Mariposa.

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Detwiler Fire Jumps Highway 140, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters continue to battle the fast-moving Detwiler Fire burning west of Mariposa, they faced another day of high temperatures, gusting winds and limited resources. After a major move to the south this morning, the fire crossed Old Toll Road at about 10 a.m., and was pushing hard south towards Catheys Valley. By 11:10 a.m, it had ...

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Community Meeting In Mariposa Tonight On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  There will be a community meeting on the Detwiler Fire at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Mariposa County High School Auditorium, 5074 Old Highway N in Mariposa. 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 ...

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Detwiler Fire Pushing West, Also Threatening Mt. Bullion Camp

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire was reported at 15,500 acres this morning, however it has been pushing south and west all morning, and is now threatening Hornitos and Catheys Valley. Evacuations and road closures have been expanded (see list below). Activity on the fire started early today, with reports coming in about 8 a.m. that it was “hitting pretty ...

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Detwiler Fire Over 15,000 Acres, Community Meeting Planned

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire has now charred an estimated 15,500 acres in Mariposa County, and is just 5 percent contained. The fire continued to grow yesterday as a result of wind and heat, ample fuel, and steep terrain. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley and Hornitos continue to be threatened as the fire encroaches on culturally and ...

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Detwiler Fire Grows To 11,000 Acres, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire near Lake McClure has now grown to 11,000 acres, with no report of containment. Firefighters have dealt with high temperature and gusting winds, along with difficult access in some areas. Crews are now fighting a 200-acre spot fire across the east side of Highway 49, near the community of Bear Valley. It has been ...

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Man Arrested With Drugs And Weapons At Fire Closure

MARIPOSA COUNTY — CHP officers were sidetracked from their duties assisting with road closures at the Detwiler Fire today when someone pulled up to a road block with drugs and a loaded gun. CHP Mariposa posted this on their Facebook page after the incident. “I do not recommend coming to a law enforcement operated road closure with large amounts of ...

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Evacuations Expand As Detwiler Fire Grows, Resources Stretched Thin

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters and officials on the Detwiler Fire faced dense smoke, intense heat, windy conditions and limited resources as they fought to stop the forward progress of this fire, and hold it within containment lines. The Detwiler Fire, burning near Lake McClure in Mariposa County, is now estimated at 11,000 acres with no report of containment. The fire ...

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Painting Workshop At The Brush Bar In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is excited to announce four new dates for the adult workshop and fundraiser “Brush Bar @ The Alley.” Brush Bar is a fundraising painting workshop with step-by-step instruction and wine. Participants will take home a beautiful finished painting, ready to hang on the wall. Proceeds will help fund the Artist in the Schools ...

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