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Update On The Detwiler Fire Sunday 7 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire that started a week ago today in Mariposa County has now consumed 76,000 acres and is still estimated at 40 percent containment.

Firefighters worked throughout the night constructing and improving fire lines. The fire is still making minimal uphill runs in grass and chaparral.

One firefighter was airlifted from the Bagby area just before midnight with unknown medical issues.

Temperatures are expected to reach into the triple digits today, as crews work in steep terrain on the north and east sections of the fire.

The number of single-family residences destroyed has reached 63, with 13 damaged. One commercial structure has been lost, 67 minor structures have been destroyed, and 8 damaged.

There are currently 4,756 personnel assigned to the incident including 501 engines, 65 water tenders, 92 hand crews, 88 dozers, 20 helicopters and air tankers as available.

The Detwiler Fire started on Sunday, July 16, just before 4 p.m. in the Hunter Valley area near Lake McClure.

The cause is under investigation.

For the newest detailed maps of the entire fire area, click here.

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