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Sheriff Updates Evacuation Information On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — This is the most recent update from the Sheriff’s Office on the state of closures and evacuations:

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE: 

  • Hwy 132 at Horseshoe bend***Open to residents only with proof of residency
  • Hwy 49N at Penon Blanco *** Open to residents only with proof of residency
  • Hwy 120 at Smith Stations*** Open to residents only with proof of residency

***If your residence is still listed on the Evacuation Order list you may not go to your residence***

EVACUATION ORDERS:

NORTH COUNTY

  • Bull Creek Rd from Greeley Hill Road to the Merced River
  • Old Yosemite Road to the five Corners Intersection
  • The Town area of Coulterville
  • Hwy 132 from Hwy 49N to Windy Point
  • Hwy 49N to Oakridge Rd
  • Greeley Hill Rd in Coulterville to Dog Town Rd near Bowers Cave in Greeley Hill.
  • All roads between Greeley Hill Rd and Texas Hill Rd
  • Schilling Rd to Dogtown Rd.
  • Dogtown Rd from Schilling Rd to Texas Hill Rd
  • All of Texas Hill Rd

EVACUATION ADVISEMENT ONLY (NOT an Evacuation Order, simple advisement of fire in the area only)

NORTH COUNTY

  • Hwy 49N from Oakridge to the Mariposa County line.
  • All roads north of Greeley Hill Rd to the Mariposa County line including the areas of: Dexter rd, Cuneo Rd, Wagner Ridge, Smith Station Rd to Hwy 120, Buck Meadows Rd north of Greeley Hill Rd to Hwy 120, Old Yosemite Rd and Bull Creek Rd.

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.

There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.

The Mariposa County Health Department has health and safety information for residents returning to their homes on our website at 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.

Beginning today, Free Food Waste Disposal services will be offered  at Highway 140 and Bullion Street behind the Chamber of Commerce.  The hours offered of operations will be 9 a.m. thru 3 p.m. every day but Sunday.

Solid Waste Facility
The Solid Waste Facility will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day except Sunday.

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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  1. My pastor and his family lost their home in this fire. Learn more and a way to help out here:
    http://anewcreation.org/noblehouse.htm

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