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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/04/2017 09:49 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/04/2017 09:49 PM
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Firearms Determined to be Cause of Detwiler Fire

Mariposa, CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) investigators have determined the cause of the Detwiler fire. The discharge of firearms, on public lands, is responsible for sparking the fire. The specific circumstances surrounding the cause remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the person or persons responsible for starting the Detwiler fire is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Hotline at (559) 498-7867. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Callers can remain anonymous.

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, the Detwiler fire started in the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of CAL FIRE. The fire has burned 81,826 acres and destroyed 131 structures.


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Posted on: 2017-08-05 05:18:24   By: Anonymous
They'll catch you boys, you can run but the longer you try to hide the worst the penalties will become. You might just want to confess now, instead of getting a lien on your homes and every penny you make in your for your stupidity to last you the rest of your lives. It's just a matter of time. the way, you might want to change your underwear. Being scared chitless is just a saying....

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    Posted on: 2017-08-05 09:00:43   By: Anonymous
    I will believe it when they catch the people, sounds like anti gun rhetoric to me.

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Posted on: 2017-08-05 07:13:11   By: Anonymous
Yes a ricochet can cause a fire just be glancing off a hard rock and causing that spark that drops into the dry grass then boom your fire is lit and going. It happens every year.

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    Re: Ricochets
    Posted on: 2017-08-05 07:41:50   By: Anonymous
    ^ I didn't know that!

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      Re: Ricochets
      Posted on: 2017-08-05 07:55:25   By: Anonymous
      Who would of known.

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        Re: Ricochets
        Posted on: 2017-08-05 08:02:11   By: Anonymous
        Lot of "target " practice around Arnold. Lot of fuel. Lot of homes. Let's be smart please.

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          Re: Ricochets
          Posted on: 2017-08-05 08:41:46   By: Anonymous
          Responsible target shooting should be the goal. Using public land to shoot on is a privilege, not a right.

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            Re: Ricochets
            Posted on: 2017-08-05 13:13:07   By: Anonymous

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              Re: Ricochets
              Posted on: 2017-08-05 16:59:05   By: Anonymous
              We're just asking people to use caution where you can shoot. Don't get all hot and bothered about not being able to do it because you can. There's a lot at stake when people do foolish things.

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                Re: Ricochets
                Posted on: 2017-08-07 15:00:48   By: Anonymous
                This is the reason that the Candy Rock/Tunnel muck site is so well suited to safe shooting. There is no vegetation growing in the impact area. It is the most fire safe shooting site on public ground in this area.

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Stupid is as Stupid Does
Posted on: 2017-08-05 09:24:14   By: Anonymous
There are always going to be those who believe their actions, regardless of how reckless, won't cause an issue. Being older (more experience with consequences) helps but is not always a detirent.

One has to wonder if the culprits did not see they had started a fire and ran away instead of reporting it. That would mean taking responsibility though. People who do something illegal which hurts others don't usually fess up. Hopefully the one's who started this fire have a festering gut of guilt. If nothing else, I believe when one does something harmful, the universe balances out the scale. Something very bad will happen to these people if they don't come forward . . . The scale will be balanced one way or the other.

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    Re: Stupid is as Stupid Does
    Posted on: 2017-08-05 23:03:19   By: Anonymous
    Just some inbred, born and raised imbecile. "Uncle Dad tol me it was awrite with heem if I shoots my gun in the dri grass". Put the toothless idiot out of his misery. Or make him move to Valley Springs with the rest of his type.

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