Note: Click here for Saturday's Information on the Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County
Note: Mariposa County Offers Free Food Waste Disposal Program Due to the Detwiler Wildfire
Reminder: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Reminds People to NOT Use Drones Around Active Fire Areas
July 30, 2017 - The Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County began on Sunday afternoon, July 16, 2017 at around 3:56 P.M. at Detwiler Road across from Hunters Valley Road about 2 miles east of Lake McClure. As of Saturday evening the fire was at 81,826 acres with 85% containment.
Update: 7:00 P.M. CAL FIRE - 81,826 Acres with 90% Containment
Update: 1:20 P.M.
All remaining Detwiler Fire evacuation advisories for North Mariposa County have been lifted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 as of 12:30PM.
Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Allied Agencies will have a heavy presence in the town area to ensure the security and safety of resident and businesses. Due to the large amount of emergency equipment in the area, speed control will also be enforced.
There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 9-1-1.
Evacuation Advisory- Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders. Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare.
SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.
We encourage the public to remain prepared year-round for wildfires by visiting the www.readyforwildfire.org website. The best show of support is having your home and property “fire-ready”.
Update: 7:00 A.M. CAL FIRE - 81,826 Acres with 85% Containment
Expected Containment: August 7, 2017
Total Personnel: 2,744
Structures Threatened: 0
Single Family Residences Destroyed: 63
Single Family Residences Damaged: 13
Commercial Structures Destroyed: 1
Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 67
Other Minor Structures Damaged: 8
Firefighters continue mop up operations to ensure hot spots are contained within the fire perimeter. Hot and dry weather, along with steep and rugged terrain, are creating challenges for firefighters. The public is reminded to stay vigilant for any change in fire conditions.
Residents are urged to use caution while driving as fire equipment is still operating in the fire areas. “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire” For more information, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.
No Evacuation Orders
Dogtown Rd from Texas Hill Rd to Bull Creek Rd
Texas Hill Rd
Bondurant Mine Rd
Bull Creek Rd
No Road Closures
No Animal Shelters
Water Tenders: 33
Air Tankers: Yes
Hand Crews: 76
Update: 5:36 A.M.
The Mariposa County Landfill will be open Monday, July 31st, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. for food waste and regular, non burned garbage.
Update: 4:22 A.M.
Detwiler Wildfire Debris Removal Community Meeting in Mariposa on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Daily Operations Map for Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County for Sunday, July 30, 2017
Update: 3:44 A.M.
Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County
CAL FIRE: Today’s Objectives
(1) Keep the fire within current perimeter in the South and West
(2) Keep the fire South of Greeley Hill Road
(3) Keep the fire West of Highway 140 and Highway 49
Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County North County Briefing Map
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