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Vegetation Fire On Road 225 In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Just before 4 p.m. today crews were called to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the vicinity of Road 225 and Lark Lane in North Fork. The first engine on scene reports the fire is about one-acre, burning in grass and brush at a moderate rate. At least one home is immediately threatened. Residents surrounding the ...

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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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Pets And People Come Together In A Time Of Need

OAKHURST– The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has opened emergency animal shelters for small companion animals co-located with Red Cross shelters. Some larger animals are being sheltered at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds while others are at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. “The first fire we did here was in 2013, called the Carstens Fire and we had about 70 to ...

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Local VOAD Drive-Through Drop-Off For Fire Donations

OAKHURST — Now several days into ongoing evacuations from the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County, local relief agencies are busy coordinating efforts on behalf of those who are temporarily displaced. The Red Cross has set up sanctioned shelters at three locations in the Oakhurst area, as of now: Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church and Mountain Christian ...

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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 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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Small Animal Shelter At Mariposa Elementary

MARIPOSA — This morning, the Central California Animal Disaster Team has been deployed to activate a small animal shelter at the Mariposa Elementary School for residents evacuated due to the Detwiler Fire, according to the organization’s Naomi Flam. Mariposa Elementary School is located at 5044 Jones Street in Mariposa. If residents need assistance with animal evacuation or large animal sheltering, please ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Road 211 In O’Neals

O’NEALS — Just after 5 p.m. today crews were called to respond to a fire burning in vegetation on the east side of Road 211 in O’Neals. First engine on scene reported the fire at five to seven acres and running to the northeast. Access is difficult on the ground, while crews in the air watch for power lines and ...

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Firefighters Get A Handle On Church Fire In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A fire behind a local church caused resources to be diverted from the Ben Fire, burning not far away in Mariposa County. Punishing drops from the air helped crews on the ground get a handle on the situation in short order. Just after 1:30 p.m. today firefighters were called to respond to reports of a fire burning behind ...

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Church Fire Burning Behind Sierra Pines Church

OAKHURST — Just after 1:30 p.m. today crews were called to respond to reports of a fire burning behind Sierra Pines Church in the Oakhurst/Ahwahnee area, off of Highway 49 at the cross of Vista del Rio. First engine on scene reported the fire at five acres with a moderate rate of spread. Structures out in front are threatened, and ...

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