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Burned landscape on Detwilter Fire - photo Mariposa County Sheriff

Detwiler Fire Now 30 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters made good progress on the Detwiler Fire overnight, as it increased in size by only 200 acres.

The fire is now estimated at 75,200 acres and is 30 percent contained.

The number of single-family residences destroyed has been adjusted to 60, with 13 damaged. One commercial structures has been lost. 63 minor structures have been destroyed, and 7 damaged.

There are currently 4,489 personnel assigned to the incident including 547 engines, 63 water tenders, 77 hand crews, 89 dozers, 20 helicopters and air tankers as available.

Last night firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines.

Today, temperatures will start to heat up to the 96-102 degree range, with humidity between 12-16 percent.

Fire activity is expected to be moderate with isolated tree torching.

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 in Mariposa tonight, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County High School Auditorium, 5074 Old Highway N in Mariposa.

We will update as new information becomes available.

For the latest detailed maps of the fire, click here.

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