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Three Arrested For Theft Of Property On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Three people are behind bars after being arrested for stealing equipment while trespassing on closed areas of the Detwiler Fire. On Sunday, July 23, at about 9 p.m., mutual aid law enforcement partnering with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced security relating to the Detwiler Fire, contacted three suspects during their active security patrols in ...

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Over 6,100 Firefighters Battle 11 Major Fires In California

CALIFORNIA — As firefighters continue to work on containing the current fires burning throughout California, reports of new fires keep coming. More than 6,100 firefighters are currently battling 11 significant wildfires across the state. (see list below) High temperatures and dry lightning present challenges and the potential for more starts. Northern California will be 3-5 degrees above normal today, but ...

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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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Update On The Detwiler Fire Sunday 7 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters focused their efforts on the north and east areas of the Detwiler Fire today as temperatures pushed up into triple digits. The fire is now estimated at 76,250 acres and is 45 percent contained. There are currently 5,043 personnel assigned to the incident including 491 engines, 65 water tenders, 113 hand crews, 88 dozers, 20 helicopters ...

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Detailed List Of Detwiler Fire Evacs And Closures 6 PM Sunday

MARIPOSA COUNTY — This is a comprehensive list of all the evacuation areas and road closures from Cal Fire as of 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. (See updates from following days at the bottom of the page). Repopulation Areas 1. Town Proper of Mariposa- Reduced to an Advisory 2. Highway 140 from Hwy 49 South to Old Highway North- ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Yaqui Gulch, CYA and Mt. Bullion Ridge

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only, Sunday, July 23, at 6 p.m. These areas will remain under advisory. Evacuation Advisory – Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders. Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare. Yaqui Gulch Rd and all side roads CYA Camp Rd Mt. ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Coulterville And Some Other Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 12 noon: These areas will still remain under advisory. Evacuation Advisory- Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders.  Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare. Evacuations lifted for these areas: Hwy 49 North ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Sunday 7 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire that started a week ago today in Mariposa County has now consumed 76,000 acres and is still estimated at 40 percent containment. Firefighters worked throughout the night constructing and improving fire lines. The fire is still making minimal uphill runs in grass and chaparral. One firefighter was airlifted from the Bagby area just before midnight ...

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Firefighters Gaining Ground On The Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters had a very productive day on the Detwiler Fire, though high temperatures and steep terrain presented challenges on the active northeast section. The fire is now estimated at 75,500 acres and is 40 percent contained. The number of single-family residences destroyed has been adjusted to 63, with 13 damaged. One commercial structures has been lost. 67 ...

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