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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 03:36 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 08:14 PM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Detwiler Fire Afternoon Update, 70,096 acres, 10% contained, 45 Structures Burned, 6 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,181 Personnel Working Fire

Mariposa, CA...Enough of the details have changed and also updated maps that have been released prompted us to do an afternoon update on the fire. We will also do one later tonight as well. The acreage increased due to an increase in fire activity late yesterday afternoon. Overnight, fire crews continued their work to establish and reinforce containment lines. The fire area is seeing poor humidity recoveries at night allowing the fire to remain very active throughout this time. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.


Click Above For Full Detailed Map With Containment Objectives Etc.



We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.

A Community Meeting will be held this evening in Merced at the Merced Theatre, 301 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340.


Detwiler Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 20, 2017 7:45 am
Date/Time Started: July 16, 2017 3:56 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit
County: Mariposa County
Location: Detwiler Rd and Hunters Valley Rd, 2 miles east of Lake McClure
Acres Burned - Containment: 70,096 acres - 10% contained
Structures Threatened: 1,500
Structures Destroyed: 45 destroyed and 6 damaged

Evacuations: Evacuation Orders- South County Mount Bullion Ridge Rd from HWY 49N to HWY 140 and ALL feeder roads, Old Toll Rd between Corbett Creek Rd and HWY 49N including Corbett Creek Rd., Mount Gaines Rd to No.9 Road including No.9 Road; HWY 140 from Hornitos Rd. to Hwy 49S and ALL feeder roads on both sides, Yaqui Gulch Rd. from HWY 140 to Old HWY and ALL feeder roads on both sides, Old HWY from 49S to School House Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both sides, Buckeye Rd. to Ben Hur Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both sides, Ben Hur Rd. from Buckeye Rd. to Hwy 49S, all of Mariposa Town, HWY 140 from 49N to East Whitlock Rd. and ALL feeder roads, East Whitlock Rd from HWY 140 to Mosher Rd. and All feeder roads to the West, Hornitos Rd. from HWY 140 to Mount Gaines Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both side (This includes the community of Whispering Oak), West Whitlock from 49N to Mosher Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both sides. Colorado Rd. from E. Whitelock to Rancheria Creek Rd. and ALL feeder roads. Rancheria Creek Rd, ALL of Sherlock Rd and ALL of Telegraph Rd.

Evacuation Orders-North County HWY 49N from Schilling Rd. to Oakridge Rd. and ALL feeder roads, HWY 132 from HWY 49N to Windy Point, the town of Coulterville, Dogtown Rd. from Greeley Hill Rd. to Texas Hill Rd., ALL of Texas Hill Rd., Schilling Rd from HWY 49N to Texas Hill Rd.,Greeley Hill Rd. from Dogtown Rd. (Coulterville) to Dogtown Rd. near Bowers Cave. All roads between Greeley Hill Rd and Texas Hill Rd.

Evacuation Advisories NORTH COUNTY: HWY 49N from Oakridge Rd. to the County Line. All roads north of Greeley Hill Rd. to the Mariposa County line, to include Dexter Rd., Cueno Rd., Smith Station Rd. to HWY 120 and ALL feeder roads, Buck Meadows Rd. north of Greeley Hill Rd. to HWY 12, Old Yosemite Rd and Bull Creek Rd.

SOUTH COUNTY: Hwy 49S from Ben Hur Rd to Indian Peak Rd and ALL feeder roads, Ashworth to Silver Lane and ALL feeder roads, Silver Bar to Ashworth and ALL feeder roads, Indian Peak to Oak Grove Rd and ALL feeder roads, Oak Grove Rd from Miwuk Rd to Oak Grove School Rd and ALL feeder roads, Allred Rd from 49S to Morningstar Lane and ALL feeder roads, Morningstar Lane to Carlton Rd and ALL feeder roads, Carlton Rd to Silva Rd and ALL feeder roads, Silva Rd to Hwy 49 South and ALL feeder roads, Bear Valley Rd- All homes from Exchequer Rd to Hornitos Rd, Hornitos Town Area, HWY 140 from Briceburg to E. Whitlock, Colorado Rd from HWY 140 to Rancheria Creek Rd., Oak Rd and Yosemite Oak Rd.

Evacuation Shelters EV Free Church, 50443 School Rd, Oakhurst, CA
Sierra Vista Presbyterian, 39696 HWY 41, Oakhurst, CA
Cesar Chavez Middle School, 161 Plainsburg Rd, Planada, CA
Mountain Christian Center 40299 HWY 49, Oakhurst , CA
Sonora Fair grounds, 220 Southgate, Sonora, CA

Small animals: EV Free Church at 50443 School House Road, Oakhurst, CA.; Cesar Chavez Middle School, 161 Plainsburg Road, Planada, CA. (559)-433-9663
Large animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln, Coarsegold, CA. (559)-994-2794; Horsemen Association, 499 Nevada St, Merced, CA (209)-354-9437

Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Evacation and Road Closure Updates via Nixle

Road Closures: HWY49N from Smith Rd to Oakridge Rd., Bear Valley Rd at Exchequer Rd., Hornitos Rd from Mt Gaines to HWY 140, Mt. Gaines Rd at No.9 Rd., HWY 140 from Triangle Rd to School House Rd., 49S at Triangle Rd., HWY 132 at Horseshoe Bend, Bend Hur at HWY 49S, HWY 140 at Yaqui Gulch Rd., E. Whitlock at HWY 140, Colorado Rd at Rancheria Creek, Greeley at Dogtown Rd to the end of Greeley Hill and Dogtown intersection, Smith Station Rd and Greeley Hill Rd.
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL OES, Red Cross, PG&E, CHP, Mariposa County Public Works, CALTRANS, Bureau of Land Management, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa County Fire, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Total Fire Personnel: 3,181
Total Fire Engines: 410
Total Fire Crews: 56
Total Airtankers: Yes
Total Helicopters: 14
Total Dozers: 75
Total Water Tenders: 57
Long/Lat: -120.21321/37.61757
Conditions: The acreage increased due to an increase in fire activity late yesterday afternoon. Overnight, fire crews continued their work to establish and reinforce containment lines. The fire area is seeing poor humidity recoveries at night allowing the fire to remain very active throughout this time. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area.
Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.

We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.

A Community Meeting will be held this evening in Merced at the Merced Theatre, 301 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340.

Phone Numbers (844) MMU-FIRE (Fire Information Line )
Phone Numbers (562) 619-7467 (Media Line )


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Posted on: 2017-07-20 18:57:23   By: Anonymous
 
Backfire this thing on every flank, trying to stop or control this thing is like stopping a leak in the Hoover Dam with spearmint!

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    Posted on: 2017-07-20 21:52:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Funny but true.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-20 22:22:29   By: Anonymous
     
    That's exactly what they are doing. Our son is on the ground with fellow firefighters now. Prayers for all affected.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-21 04:38:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Lots of acreage, let's just hope they get her under control, slowly but surely. Most importantly, let's hope everyone stays safe.
    Thanks to all the firefighters and volunteers

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