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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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Fire Truck Burglarized, Wildland Fire Gear Stolen

MERCED COUNTY — As if the stresses and rigors of firefighting weren’t enough, these firefighters stopped to sleep, and someone broke into their truck and stole some of their gear. KMPH 26 is reporting that this happened at the Quality Inn in Santa Nella. After prying open the door, thieves stole equipment used to fight fire, including wildland boots, pants, ...

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PG&E Warns Of Phone Scams In Detwiler Fire Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — PG&E has received reports from residents and law enforcement that some customers affected by the Detwiler Fire have received calls from people who threaten to disconnect electric service unless an immediate payment is made. These are scams. PG&E’s credit department will not ask for personal information or a credit card number over the phone. Anyone who has ...

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More Evacuations Lifted For North County Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas are lifted for residents only, Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. Please be aware that fire crews are working on direct fire lines in the area. Please drive with caution as fire crews and heavy equipment remain in the area. These areas will remain under advisory, but mandatory evacuations have been ...

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Detwiler Fire Community Meeting In Greeley Hill

GREELEY HILL — 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 on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Club, 10332 Fiske Road. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Wednesday 7 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — With most of the suppression activity and line construction concentrated on the northeast corner of the Detwiler Fire, Cal Fire reports the fire is now estimated at 80,250 acres, still with 65 percent containment. The section of uncompleted line lies between Coulterville and Briceburg. That area is still being affected by evacuations and road closures. There are ...

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Detwiler Fire Now 80,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters dealt with another day of high temperatures and active fire behavior on the northeast corner of the Detwiler Fire. The fire is now estimated at 80,000 acres, still with 65 percent containment. The area of uncompleted line remains in the northeast corner between Coulterville and Briceburg. Firefighters continue to work aggressively throughout the day to reinforce ...

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