MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 70,096 acres with 10 percent containment.
As residents held their breath throughout the night, they woke to news that firelines around both Mariposa and Coulterville have held, and their communities have been spared for yet another day from the erratic fire.
However, Cal Fire now reports that 45 structures have been destroyed, and 5 damaged. 1,500 are still threatened.
There are currently 3,181 personnel assigned to the incident including 413 engines, 57 water tenders, 56 hand crews, 70 dozers, 14 helicopters and 9 air tankers.
The weather has not been helping firefighters out at night, with intense fire behavior continuing throughout the nighttime hours.
The west side of the fire has calmed down quite a bit, say fire officials, however the south and north are of the most concern. There is movement in a southeasterly direction, and in the Coulterville area on the north.
Spot fires continue to be of concern as crews work to secure the perimeter.
Resources continue to arrive as they become available.
We will update as new information comes in.
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