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What Does Air Attack Do Over A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – With the ominous threat of the Detwiler Fire, attention to wildland firefighting has been heightened for many residents in the foothills and mountain area. We all see the engines, dozers, water tenders and crews rolling in to fight these fires, but perhaps the most spectacular sight from any vantage point the public may have is the work ...

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Detwiler Fire Continues To Threaten Mariposa, Pushes Toward Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters prepare for another hard day on the firelines, the residents of Mariposa are holding their breath. Overnight, the fire nearly doubled in size to 45,724 acres with just 7 percent containment, and continues its relentless advance on the historic town. More than 1,500 homes are threatened, 8 have been destroyed and 1 damaged. There are currently ...

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Detwiler Fire Nearly Doubles, Now Over 45,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters worked throughout the night to slow the progress of the Detwiler Fire, now estimated at 45,724 acres with just 7 percent containment. More than 10,000 people are currently without power, and thousands have been evacuated. Firefighters are focusing their efforts on protecting the town of Mariposa. The fire has jumped the Merced River near the Bagby ...

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Detwiler Fire Jumps Yaqui Gulch, Races Toward Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The fire that started in a fairly remote area near Lake McClure has now forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in its relentless march to the south and east. More evacuations have just been ordered on Old Highway near Yaqui Gulch. Just after noon today, the town of Mariposa was evacuated, after the Detwiler Fire grew ...

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Detwiler Fire Threatens Town Of Mariposa, Shelter Relocated

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 19,500 acres with 5 percent containment. At about 12:30 p.m., the town of Mariposa was evacuated, and the Red Cross shelter is being moved to Caesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg Road in Planada. There is also a shelter in Oakhurst at the EV Free Church at the end of ...

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Detwiler Fire Pushing West, Also Threatening Mt. Bullion Camp

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire was reported at 15,500 acres this morning, however it has been pushing south and west all morning, and is now threatening Hornitos and Catheys Valley. Evacuations and road closures have been expanded (see list below). Activity on the fire started early today, with reports coming in about 8 a.m. that it was “hitting pretty ...

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Detwiler Fire Over 15,000 Acres, Community Meeting Planned

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire has now charred an estimated 15,500 acres in Mariposa County, and is just 5 percent contained. The fire continued to grow yesterday as a result of wind and heat, ample fuel, and steep terrain. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley and Hornitos continue to be threatened as the fire encroaches on culturally and ...

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Detwiler Fire Grows To 11,000 Acres, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire near Lake McClure has now grown to 11,000 acres, with no report of containment. Firefighters have dealt with high temperature and gusting winds, along with difficult access in some areas. Crews are now fighting a 200-acre spot fire across the east side of Highway 49, near the community of Bear Valley. It has been ...

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Evacuations Expand As Detwiler Fire Grows, Resources Stretched Thin

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters and officials on the Detwiler Fire faced dense smoke, intense heat, windy conditions and limited resources as they fought to stop the forward progress of this fire, and hold it within containment lines. The Detwiler Fire, burning near Lake McClure in Mariposa County, is now estimated at 11,000 acres with no report of containment. The fire ...

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Detwiler Fire Now Over 7,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler fire, burning near Lake McClure in Mariposa County, is now estimated at 7,100 acres with 0 percent containment. The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and grew rapidly, forcing people from their homes and closing roads in the Hunters Valley area. Evacuations include all homes on: Detwiler Road Hunters Valley Road Hunters ...

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