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Horses To Rodeo Grounds, Goats To Graydon Kennels

COARSEGOLD — As evacuations continue for the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County, volunteers and disaster relief experts are busy housing people, pets and livestock, while businesses and individuals are stepping up to make donations of feed for the four-leggers. The Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds has upwards of 40 horses right now, and continues to accept horses that have been evacuated, ...

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Community Meeting Tonight In Merced On Detwiler Fire

MERCED — Cal Fire Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting tonight in Merced. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m. The ...

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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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Stanislaus NF Restricts Use Of Fire On The Forest

STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST — With the extreme fire danger as evidenced by the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County and fire hazard indices, the U.S. Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest, has issued an order restricting the use of fire on the Forest. Effective July 20, 2017, restrictions are put on campfires, smoking, and the use of any open flame. The ...

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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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Local VOAD Drive-Through Drop-Off For Fire Donations

OAKHURST — Now several days into ongoing evacuations from the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County, local relief agencies are busy coordinating efforts on behalf of those who are temporarily displaced. The Red Cross has set up sanctioned shelters at three locations in the Oakhurst area, as of now: Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church and Mountain Christian ...

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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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