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Large spot fire in Hunters Valley on Detwiler Fire - photo Cal Fire

Update On The Detwiler Fire Friday 6 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire is now estimated at 81,650 acres, still with 75 percent containment.

There are currently 3,553 personnel assigned to the incident including 246 engines, 47 water tenders, 96 hand crews, 28 dozers, 11 helicopters and air tankers as available.

Crews worked through the night to build and reinforce containment lines, including the 100-acre spot fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in the Hunters Valley area.

Hot and dry conditions are expected throughout today as air and ground resources continue to put out hot spots and watch for flare-ups.

Steep, rugged terrain makes access difficult in some areas, but firefighters are making good progress.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

For all the stories on the Detwiler Fire, click here.

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