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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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Detwiler Fire Nearly Doubles, Now Over 45,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters worked throughout the night to slow the progress of the Detwiler Fire, now estimated at 45,724 acres with just 7 percent containment. More than 10,000 people are currently without power, and thousands have been evacuated. Firefighters are focusing their efforts on protecting the town of Mariposa. The fire has jumped the Merced River near the Bagby ...

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“Doing The Best We Can With What We’ve Got” On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire made a major run today, forcing residents from their homes and prompting the evacuation of the town of Mariposa. It also challenged fire officials as aircraft were called away to other fires in the region, and there never seemed to be enough resources to get the job done, despite their best efforts. The fire ...

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Update On Detwiler Fire Evacuations, Meeting Postponed

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The community meeting scheduled for tonight on the Detwiler Fire has been postponed. We will update when a new time has been set. Here are the latest updates on Evacuation Orders. These are in addition to those already issued: Buckeye Road to Ben Bur Road, and Ben Hur Road to Highway 49S Old Highway from Yaqui Gulch to ...

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Detwiler Fire Jumps Yaqui Gulch, Races Toward Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The fire that started in a fairly remote area near Lake McClure has now forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in its relentless march to the south and east. More evacuations have just been ordered on Old Highway near Yaqui Gulch. Just after noon today, the town of Mariposa was evacuated, after the Detwiler Fire grew ...

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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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