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Trailers Delivered To Families Who Lost Homes In Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA — On Wednesday night, Duane Drost, president of Bless You, Inc. out of Milford Iowa and his crew rolled into Mariposa with travel trailers in tow. Bruce – a retired firefighter who lives just north of Los Angeles – was watching the news when he saw the details of the Detwiler Fire. He immediately reached out to the local ...

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Detwiler Suppression Repair Efforts Halted

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Suppression repair work on the Detwiler Fire has been suspended due to high fire danger. On Sunday, July 16, the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire responded to the Detwiler Fire, which started in the Hunters Valley are of Mariposa County. As of Tuesday, Aug. 8, the fire is 81,826 acres and 98 percent contained. Fire chave been ...

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Cause 4 Paws Summer Sales And Discounts

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop, A-Cause-4-Paws is celebrating August with a blockbuster shoe and purse sale and deep discounts for some of those who need it most. All through the month, the store is offering Mariposa fire victims a 50 percent discount storewide. “We hope this discount helps them with the traumas that they’ve experienced over the past weeks,” says ...

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First They Put Out The Fire, Now They Fix The Damage Done

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Though the fire has long moved through the areas surrounding the town of Mariposa, the damage done by suppression efforts remains, and firefighters have now shifted into repair mode. One resident experienced first-hand today the reality that crews don’t just tear things up as they fight to save homes, they also return to repair any necessary damage. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Monday 9 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters worked through the night hitting hot spots and patrolling the perimeter of the nearly-contained Detwiler Fire. The fire is still holding at 81,826 acres and is now 90 percent contained. As the Detwiler Fire is winding down from active fire suppression, fire managers will start the next phase of the control effort — Fire Suppression Repair. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Sunday 11 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continue their work to secure the line around the remaining northeast portion of the Detwiler Fire and to hit hot spots inside the perimeter. Cal Fire posted this photo on their Twitter page, showing the shoulder patches of just a few of the dozens of fire departments and agencies who worked together on the suppression efforts. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Saturday 6 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews continue to be released from the Detwiler Fire as firefighters work on hot spots and full containment of the northeast perimeter. The fire is now estimated at 81,826 acres and is 85 percent contained. There are currently 2,821 personnel assigned to the incident including 184 engines, 35 water tenders, 76 hand crews, 12 dozers, 7 helicopters ...

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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 ...

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Firefighters Hold The Line On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters get closer to total containment on the Detwiler Fire, high temps and difficult access continue to challenge crews. The fire is holding at 81,650 acres, now with 80 percent containment. There are currently 3,346 personnel assigned to the incident including 237 engines, 44 water tenders, 89 hand crews, 22 dozers, 11 helicopters and air tankers ...

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AAUW Backpack Project Includes Families Hit By Wildfire

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa AAUW Backpack Project gift registry website has been updated to help accommodate children whose homes have been damaged or destroyed during the fire. Children with homes damaged or destroyed in the north who attend Greeley Hill – Coulterville school in Greeley Hill will be included. The drop off date has been extended to Friday, Aug. 4. The ...

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