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Hunter Fire Now Over 100 Acres, Drones Endanger Air Resources

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Once again, the residents of the Hunters Valley area are on the alert as a wildfire threatens them. Just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters were diverted from the Detwiler Fire to reports of a new fire outside the containment lines, just northwest of the start of the Detwiler. The Hunter Fire grew to 40 acres within two hours, ...

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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 ...

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Update On Detwiler Fire Wednesday 6 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continued to strengthen containment lines on the Detwiler Fire today, while also dealing with slop-overs outside the lines and hot spots in the interior. The fire is now estimated at 81,250 acres with 70 percent containment. A 3-acre slop-over was reported in the Mt. Gaines area just after 1 p.m. this afternoon. Firefighters had a hose ...

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More Evacuations Lifted For North County Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas are lifted for residents only, Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. 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. These areas will remain under advisory, but mandatory evacuations have been ...

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Detwiler Fire Community Meeting In Greeley Hill

GREELEY HILL — 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 on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Club, 10332 Fiske Road. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Wednesday 7 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — With most of the suppression activity and line construction concentrated on the northeast corner of the Detwiler Fire, Cal Fire reports the fire is now estimated at 80,250 acres, still with 65 percent containment. The section of uncompleted line lies between Coulterville and Briceburg. That area is still being affected by evacuations and road closures. There are ...

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Detwiler Fire Now 80,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters dealt with another day of high temperatures and active fire behavior on the northeast corner of the Detwiler Fire. The fire is now estimated at 80,000 acres, still with 65 percent containment. The area of uncompleted line remains in the northeast corner between Coulterville and Briceburg. Firefighters continue to work aggressively throughout the day to reinforce ...

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Assistance Center For Detwiler Victims Open Again Tomorrow

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Local Assistance Center for anyone affected by the Detwiler Fire will be open again tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, the Mariposa High School Gymnasium located at 5074 Old Highway N from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a multi-agency support center for ANYONE impacted by the Detwiler Fire. Local, State and Federal agencies will be available ...

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Will The Largest And Fastest Firefighting Plane Soon Be Put To Work?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  As fire officials on the Detwiler Fire made requests for more VLATs (Very Large Air Tankers), and people learned about this massive firefighting plane — the SuperTanker — just sitting on the ground because it hadn’t been approved to fight fires by the U.S. Forest Service, people got angry, and then they got vocal. KKTV in ...

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