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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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PG&E Uses Retardant On A Wildfire Too

MARIPOSA COUNTY — We know all about firefighters working in dangerous conditions on wildfires, but there are other crews out there as well. Over the last 10 days on the Detwiler Fire, more than 500 PG&E workers and contractors were assigned the task of repairing lines and infrastructure, replacing poles, and getting people back online as quickly as possible. Often ...

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Fire Truck Burglarized, Wildland Fire Gear Stolen

MERCED COUNTY — As if the stresses and rigors of firefighting weren’t enough, these firefighters stopped to sleep, and someone broke into their truck and stole some of their gear. KMPH 26 is reporting that this happened at the Quality Inn in Santa Nella. After prying open the door, thieves stole equipment used to fight fire, including wildland boots, pants, ...

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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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Structure Fire On Ashworth Road In Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As firefighters work to bring the Detwiler Fire under control, another fire has been reported in the Bootjack area on Ashworth Road near Grist Road. The fire was reported at 6:10 p.m., and Air Attack diverted from the Detwiler Fire to have a look. At 6:15 p.m., the pilot reported the fire at 1-1/2 acres with one ...

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Will The Largest And Fastest Firefighting Plane Soon Be Put To Work?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  As fire officials on the Detwiler Fire made requests for more VLATs (Very Large Air Tankers), and people learned about this massive firefighting plane — the SuperTanker — just sitting on the ground because it hadn’t been approved to fight fires by the U.S. Forest Service, people got angry, and then they got vocal. KKTV in ...

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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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