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Fire Engine and PGE crew on Detwiler Fire - photo Vanessa Vasconcelos ABC30

Major Progress On The Detwiler Fire Overnight

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continue to make excellent progress on the Detwiler Fire, aided by good humidity recovery during the overnight hours.

The fire is now estimated at 81,350 acres with 75 percent containment.

Crews have been focused on the erratic northeast corner for the past few days, with the only section of uncontrolled line between Dogtown and North Fork.

There are currently 4,266 personnel assigned to the incident including 315 engines, 59 water tenders, 107 hand crews, 43 dozers, 12 helicopters and air tankers as available.

Further lifting of evacuations will continue under the repoplulation plan.

The Red Cross and other agencies continue to work with those affected by this fire.

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.

American Red Cross workers are conducting client casework and distributing cleaning supplies for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire. Red Cross caseworkers are available Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Motherlode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora, and on Thursday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones Street in Mariposa.

Residents seeking assistance are asked to bring proof of residency. It is not mandatory, but it will help speed up the process.

For more information, contact the Red Cross public information line at 559-343-2549.

For a detailed list of all the evacuations and road closures, click here.

For all the stories on the Detwiler Fire, click here.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

For detailed maps of the entire fire area, click here.


  1. Do you know how injured firefighters are doing and how many there are? I saw that the Fresno Bee reported that the firefighter from Selma, who was thrown from the truck in the accident, has been released and is home.

    • Hi Joy, the firefighter thrown from the truck received only minor injuries, and was sent home later that day. The only other “injuries” have been the normal afflictions suffered by firefighters on any fire — poison oak, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and cuts and scrapes. This fire has good reports on the safety front.

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