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Evacuations Lifted In More North County Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders on the Detwiler Fire will be lifted for residents only, Thursday July 27, at 11 a.m. for the following areas.

These areas will remain under advisory as there is still active fire in the area:

  • Dogtown Road
  • Texas Hill Road
  • Greeley Hill Road – Including all side roads on Greeley Hill Road to Bull Creek Road
  • Bondurant Mine Road
  • Old Yosemite Road

Residents should be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Should an evacuation order be implemented the following travel routes should be utilized.

  • Texas Hill & Bondurant Mine Road – Exit using Dogtown to Coulterville or Holtzel to Greeley Hill Road
  • All side roads on Greeley Hill Road – Exit using Greeley Hill Road

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.

Road Closures in the Area:

  • Bull Creek Road

Cal Fire – General Information

When you return home:

  • Be alert for downed power lines and other hazards.
  • Check propane tanks, regulators, and lines before turning gas on.
  • Check your residence carefully for hidden embers or smoldering fires.
  • Contact 911 if any danger is perceived.
  • There may still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.

PG&E is working to restore electric service safely and as quickly as possible. As power is restored and communities are repopulated PG&E wants customers to know they are here to help.

PG&E has additional employees in the areas damaged by fire to respond and support repopulation. Please call with any questions or concerns regarding electric service at 800.743.5000.

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Allied Agencies will have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the security and safety of resident and businesses. Due to the large amount of emergency equipment in the area, speed control will also be enforced.

If you have been impacted by the Detwiler Fire please visit http://www.mariposacountyrecovers.org or call (209) 966-2000 for more information on services available to you.

The Mariposa County Health Department has health and safety information for residents returning to their homes on their website http://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=89 or call 209-966-3689.

SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous.

Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.

We encourage the public to remain prepared year-round for wildfires by visiting the www.readyforwildfire.org website. The best show of support is having your home and property “fire-ready.”

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