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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 08:55 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 10:04 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Detwiler Fire Morning Update, 75,200 acres, 30% Contained, 60 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 7 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Mariposa, CA...The 4,489 strong fire fighting army that has been assembled to battle this fire now has the upper hand and are working hard on putting the Detwiler in the history books. There is a long, long way to go but this does seem like an apt place to insert a Churchill quote..."Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill Ok, now for the latest..Last night firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines. Today conditions will start to heat up. High temperatures are expected to range from 96-102 degrees with minimum humidities from 12-16 percent. Fire activity is expected to be moderate with isolated tree torching. The damage inspection team is now approximately 98 percent complete with their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire”.


Click Above for the IAP or Incident Action Plan for today. We hadn't included these before now as these tend to be very conservative and rightly so but can be upsetting to those whose property or homes fall inside the areas not seen as immediately defensible. As an example for the Butte Fire some of the IAPs had "keeping the fire out of the Stanislaus Drainage as a goal. Which by default meant using Hwy 4 as a defense line if necessary. Those whose homes ended up being south of the burn area but north of Hwy 4 are very glad it never had to come to that. Now that they have the upper hand on the Detwiler the additional details can be fascinating without causing anxiety to those near the fire.






Detwiler Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 22, 2017 7:30 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: 75,200 acres - 30% contained
Structures Threatened: 1,500
Structures Destroyed: 60 residences, 63 minor structures and 1 commercial structure destroyed. 13 residences damages and 7 minor structures damaged
Evacuations: As of July 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Evacuations for the town of Mariposa have been lifted.Evacuation Orders - Mt Bullion Ridge Rd, HWY 140 from Hornitos Rd. to 1 mile west of mariposa town and ALL side roads, Old HWY South from 49 S to School House Rd and all side roads, Buckeye Rd. to Ben Hur Rd. and ALL side roads, HWY 140 from 1 Mile east of Mariposa to East Whitlock Rd. and ALL side roads, East Whitlock Rd from HWY 140 to Colorado Rd and All side roads to the West, West Whitlock from 49-N to East Whitlock at Colorado Rd and ALL side roads, Colorado Rd. from E. Whitlock to Rancheria Creek Rd and ALL side roads,All of Rancheria Creek Rd.ALL of Sherlock Rd, ALL of Telegraph Rd, River Rd from Briceburg to Northfork Falls, French Camp Rd, Mykleoaks Subdivision, Fournier Rd, CYA Camp Rd, Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd- From Hwy 140 to 72a, Princeton Rd- From 49N to 72b
Evacuation Orders-North County HWY 49-N from Schilling Rd. to Oakridge Rd. and ALL feeder roads, HWY 132 from HWY 49-N 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 49-N to Texas Hill Rd, Greeley Hill Rd. from Dogtown Rd. (Coulterville) to Dogtown Rd. near Bowers Cave. All roads between Greeley Hill Rd, Texas Hill Rd. Bull Creek Rd from Greeley Hill Rd to the Merced River, Old Yosemite Rd to the Five Corners intersection.

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 120, Old Yosemite Rd and Bull Creek Rd.

SOUTH COUNTY: Hwy 49-S 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 and all of Mariposa Town, 49-N from Mariposa to Fremont Fort, Mt Bullion Cuttoff Rd-from 49-N to 72b, School Ln, Rd 72A, Princeton Rd-from 49-N to 72b, Pendola Gardens, Old Toll, Corbett Creek Rd, Mt. Ophir, Hornitos Rd, Mt Gaines, No.9 Rd and Ben Hur Rd from Hwy 49 S. to Buckeye.

Evacuation Advisories - Tuolumne County Smith Station Rd. to HWY 120 and ALL feeder roads.

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
  • North Fork Ranchera Community Center, 56900 Kunigib Rd, North Fork, CA
  • Groveland Community Hall, 18720 Main St., HWY 120, Groveland, CA
  • MES Shelter, Red Cross, 5044 Jones St, Mariposa, CA
Small animals: Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church at 39616 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA.; Cesar Chavez Middle School at 161 Plainsburg Road, Planada, CA. (559)-433-9663; Sonora Fairgrounds at 220 Southgate Rd, Sonora, CA., Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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: HWY49-N from Lemee Ln 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 49-S to School House Rd, HWY 132 at Horseshoe Bend, Ben 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, Smith Station Rd and Greeley Hill Rd, Lakeview at HWY 140 and Grosgean at HWY 140.
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Fire, CAL OES, CHP, Mariposa County Public Works, CALTRANS, Bureau of Land Management, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, American Red Cross, Mariposa OES, North Fork Tribal Chair, CDCR CYA Camp, City of San Francisco, TDS Telecom, Sequoia National Forest, AT&T, Verizon, Sierra Pacific Industries, PG&E, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Wildland Defense Systems, Sierra Telephone, California State Parks, Salvation Army, United States Forest Service, Red Zone Disaster Intelligence, City of Merced, U.S. Senator Feinstein’s Office, California National Guard, John C. Fremont Healthcare District and Yosemite National Park.
Total Fire Personnel: 4,489
Total Fire Engines: 547
Total Fire Crews: 77
Total Airtankers: Yes
Total Helicopters: 20
Total Dozers: 89
Total Water Tenders: 63
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4
Long/Lat: -120.21321/37.61757
Conditions: Last night firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines. Today conditions will start to heat up. High temperatures are expected to range from 96-102 degrees with minimum humidities from 12-16 percent. Fire activity is expected to be moderate with isolated tree torching. The damage inspection team is now approximately 98 percent complete with their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire”.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.
Phone Numbers (844) MMU-FIRE (Fire Information Line )
Phone Numbers (562) 619-7467 (Media Line )



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Posted on: 2017-07-22 09:26:39   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks for the fire coverage but containment is 30% based on Cal Fire and the text of the Cal Fire information.
The detailed maps that can be opened and looked at in detail are very nice like the one you published yesterday.
Thanks again.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-22 10:08:05   By: thepinetree
     
    Thanks and headline has been corrected. Last night we were at 25 and I changes the 2 to a 3 but forgot to change the 5 to a 0

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Posted on: 2017-07-22 10:12:34   By: Anonymous
 
Good news indeed. Thank you for keeping us updated.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-22 12:59:21   By: Anonymous
     
    ^ Gloop.

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