Thursday, July 27

Update on Detwiler Fire. You thought it was over?

The Detwiler Fire is a wildfire burning across Highway 49, east and south of Lake McClure, in Mariposa County, California. Ignited shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday July 16 2017, the fire consumed up to 2,500 acres (1,000 ha) within its first day of burning. By Thursday morning, July 20, the fire was over 70,000 acres (28,000 ha) in size with only 7 percent containment. ... (Wikipedia)
See also Hundreds of homes still threatened by Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County; July 26 - 10:16 PM; ABC30 News in Fresno.

Update On Detwiler Fire Wednesday 6 PM
Posted by: Gina Clugston
July 26, 2017 - 6:33 PM
Sierra News Online

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continued to strengthen containment lines on the Detwiler Fire today, while also dealing with slop-overs outside the lines and hot spots in the interior.

The fire is now estimated at 81,250 acres with 70 percent containment.

There are currently 4,279 personnel assigned to the incident including 343 engines, 60 water tenders, 105 hand crews, 47 dozers, 19 helicopters and air tankers as available.

A 3-acre slop-over was reported in the Mt. Gaines area just after 1 p.m. this afternoon. Firefighters had a hose lay around it and the fire contained within the hour.

Most of the fireline work is still happening on the northeast perimeter, as firefighters deal with the steep terrain in the Dogtown area.

Temperatures are expected to approach triple digits by the weekend.

Today PG&E began demobilizing their base camp at the fire and releasing some out-of-area crews. Tuesday night they restored electric service to the remaining customers who could be restored.

At 11 a.m., evacuation orders were lifted for residents only in these areas, but they remain under an advisory to be prepared:


At 5 p.m., evacuation orders were lifted for residents only on Dogtown Road from Holtzel to Wampum Hill.


American Red Cross workers are conducting client casework and distributing cleaning supplies for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire.



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