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Structure protection on Detwiler Fire - photo courtesy of Al Golub

Update On Detwiler Fire Evacuations, Meeting Postponed

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The community meeting scheduled for tonight on the Detwiler Fire has been postponed. We will update when a new time has been set.

Here are the latest updates on Evacuation Orders. These are in addition to those already issued:

  • Buckeye Road to Ben Bur Road, and Ben Hur Road to Highway 49S
  • Old Highway from Yaqui Gulch to Highway 49S and all feeder roads including Mormon Bar area
  • Highway 140 from the Town of Mariposa to Yaqui Gulch including and all feeder roads
  • Schilling Road to Dogtown Road
  • Dogtown Road from Schilling Road to Texas Hill Road and all of Texas Hill Road
  • Highway 49N from Schillings Road to Highway 132 and all side roads
  • Main Street Coulterville from Highway 49N to Dogtown Road and all side roads south of Main Street
  • Dogtown Road from Greeley Hill Road to Texas Hill Road
  • Colorado Road from East Whitlock Road to Rancheria Creek Road and all feeder roads
  • Rancheria Creek Road
  • All of Sherlock Road
  • All of Telegraph Road

Evacuation advisories for the Detwiler Fire have now been expanded to include the following areas:

  • All of the Coulterville and Greeley HIll area
  • Highway 49S from Ben Hur Road to Indian Peak Road – including all feeder roads
  • Ashworth to Silver Lane including all feeder roads
  • Silver Bar to Ashworth including all feeder roads
  • Indian Peak to Oak Grove Road including all feeder roads
  • Oak Grove Road from Miwak Road to Oak Grove School Road including all feeder roads
  • Allred Road from Highway 49S to Morningstar Lane including all feeder roads
  • Morningstar Lane to Carlton Road including all feeder roads
  • Carlton Road to Silva Road including all feeder roads
  • Silva Road to Highway 49S including all feeder roads

An Evacuation Advisory is an alert to the public of potential evacuation orders.

At 4 p.m., a new fire was reported burning in Coulterville. The first engine at scene reported it at about one acre.

At 4:30 p.m., a new fire was reported at La Paloma and Hornitos Road. First engine at scene reported the fire at about 1-1/2 acres, burning in light flashy fuels with a dangerous rate of spread. A strike team is headed to the fire.

At 4:40 p.m., a new fire was reported off Indian Rock Road in Ahwahnee. That fire was called out in about 20 minutes.

We will update as conditions change.

We will update on fire conditions as more information comes in.

With Mariposa on a mandatory evacuation, the Red Cross shelter was 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 School Road, 50443 Road 427.

Red Cross is working on an evacuation center in the Groveland Area; we will update when we get those details. 

The Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds is open for large animal evacuations. Call Belinda for more information at 559-676-3703.  Click here for a map.

For previous evacuations, click below.

Detwiler Fire Threatens Town Of Mariposa, Shelter Relocated

For all stories on the Detwiler Fire, visit https://sierranewsonline.com/category/headlines/fires/

Detwiler Fire Jumps Yaqui Gulch, Races Toward Mariposa

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