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Detwiler Fire Still Holding at 81,650 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are close to finishing construction of the final section of line on the Detwiler Fire,

The last remaining uncontrolled line is in the northeast corner near Dogtown. The terrain is steep and access challenging, but crews are making excellent progress.

The fire is holding at 81,650 acres, still at 80 percent containment.

Fire personnel continue to be released back to their home units as fire activity decreases.

There are currently 3,293 personnel assigned to the incident including 232 engines, 40 water tenders, 87 hand crews, 21 dozers, 11 helicopters and air tankers as available.

All evacuation orders have now been lifted. Advisories are still in effect for Dogtown Road from Texas Hill Road to Bull Creek Road, Texas Hill Road, Bondurant Mine Road, and Bull Creek Road.

There will be a free food waste disposal event today at the Greeley Hill Market, 6486 Greeley Hill Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at Coulterville Waste Disposal from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The American Red Cross of Central California will distribute clean-up materials today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted, at the Greeley Hills Community Club, 10332 Fiske Road in Coulterville.

The evacuation center at the Sonora Fairgrounds will close at noon today.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

For detailed maps of the fire, click here.

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