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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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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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Assistance Center For Detwiler Victims Open Again Tomorrow

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Local Assistance Center for anyone affected by the Detwiler Fire will be open again tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, the Mariposa High School Gymnasium located at 5074 Old Highway N from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a multi-agency support center for ANYONE impacted by the Detwiler Fire. Local, State and Federal agencies will be available ...

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Firefighters Holding The Line On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Detwiler Fire, aided by higher humidity recovery overnight. Crews were able to stop the spread of what is now reported as a nearly 500-acre breakout from late yesterday afternoon. The slop-over was held within the secondary containment lines. The fire is still estimated at 78,900 acres, now with 65 ...

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Detwiler Fire Makes Major Run On Northeast Perimeter

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Though residents have been encouraged by the recent news from the Detwiler Fire, it is not over by any means. Air tankers continued to respond to reports of flare-ups across the fire’s perimeter today, as the winds picked up and fire activity increased. Just before 4 p.m. air tankers were requested to deal with a breakout on ...

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Evacuations Lifted for Agua Fria And Mt. Bullion Cutoff

MARIPOSA COUNTY — More evacuations are being lifted this morning in Mariposa County as the Detwiler Fire activity moves farther to the north and east. As of 8 a.m. today, residents only are being allowed to return to these areas: Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Road Agua Fria Road Princeton Road All other evacuation orders remain in effect. For a comprehensive list ...

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Gaining The Upper Hand On The Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters had another productive night on the firelines, assisted by higher humidity as they reinforced containment lines. The fire is now estimated at 76,500 acres and is 50 percent contained. There are currently 4,645 personnel assigned to the incident including 483 engines, 65 water tenders, 116 hand crews, 88 dozers, 20 helicopters and air tankers as available. ...

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