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Detwiler Fire Pushes North And East Above Merced River

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Though residents in the town of Mariposa were allowed to return home today, the Detwiler Fire is by no means over. Active fire behavior continues to challenge firefighters on the north end of the county as it moves through steep, dangerous terrain, and still poses a major threat to the communities of Coulterville, Dogtown and Greeley Hill. (see ...

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Update On Lifting Of Evacuation Order For Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY — With evacuations lifted for the town of Mariposa, residents need to be aware of restrictions and details of closures. The following areas are open: Highway 140 from 49 South to Old Highway North Highway 49 North from Highway 140 to Lemee Lane The following roads are open with no restrictions: Highway 49 South Highway 140 East of ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Mariposa, Residents Allowed To Return Home

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Fire officials have announced that Mariposa residents are being allowed to return to their homes. Evacuation orders for the town of Mariposa have been lifted on Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m. Highway 49 South is open with no restrictions. Highway 140 East of Mariposa is open to Yosemite. Highway 49 north to Coulterville is still closed, ...

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Detwiler Fire Destroys 50 Homes, Damages 11 Others

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As the Detwiler Fire heads into its fifth day of creating chaos and destruction in Mariposa County, evacuees can only wait and wonder. The fire has now charred 70,596 acres and has destroyed 50 single-family homes in its wake, damaging 11 others. 49 “minor” structures have been destroyed and 5 damaged. No commercial buildings have been lost. ...

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Community Meeting Tonight In Merced On Detwiler Fire

MERCED — 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 tonight in Merced. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m. The ...

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Detwiler Fire Now Over 70,000 Acres, 45 Structures Lost

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 ...

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Cal Fire Reports 29 Structures Destroyed In Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 48,000 acres, still at 7 percent containment. There have been 29 structures destroyed and 5 damaged. Another 1,500 are threatened. There are currently 3,175 personnel assigned to the incident including 413 engines, 57 water tenders, 56 hand crews, 70 dozers, 14 helicopters and an unknown number of air tankers. Today, ...

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Detwiler Fire Pushes North, Mariposa Still In Danger

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire continues to threaten the town of Mariposa, and is advancing on Coulterville as it grows past the nearly 46,000-acre estimate given this morning by Cal Fire. Though conditions change by the minute, we try to bring you a picture of how the day is unfolding on the firelines. Cal Fire officials say that with ...

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Fire Activity Picks Up As Temps Rise On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire did not “lay down” overnight and give firefighters the chance to make substantial progress. Instead it blew up to over 45,000 acres with only 7 percent containment, so the day shift had their work cut out for them. Shortly after 8 a.m., the fire made a hard push toward Coulterville and Greeley Hill on ...

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