Detwiler Fire, CA UPDATE: 130 Buildings Burned, 76500-Acres Burned, 50% Contained

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Flames rise behind a vacant house as a firefighter works to halt the Detwiler wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Noah Berger/AP)

The Detwiler Fire just west of Yosemite, CA has been a monster, but this monster is finally 50% contained.

Map of Detwiler fire as of today at 10am PST.

Detwiler Fire Stats:

  • 130 structures burned
  • 76,500-acres burned
  • 50% contained
  • 4,218 personnel fighting this fire
  • 483 Fire Engines fighting this fire
  • 116 fire crews
  • 20 helicopters
  • 88 bulldozers
  • 65 water tenders

DETWILER FIRE DETAILED UPDATE:

by Cal Fire

July 24th, 2017 at 11am PST

Detwiler Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 24, 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: 76,500 acres – 50% contained
Structures Threatened: 1,500
Structures Destroyed: 63 residences, 67 minor structures and 1 commercial structure destroyed. 13 residences damages and 8 minor structures damaged
Evacuations: July 23, 2017 – 6:00 PM Repopulation News Release (Residents Only)July 23, 2017 – 12:00 PM Repopulation News Release (Residents Only)

Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only, Sunday July 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM These areas will remain under advisory. Evacuation Advisory- Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders. Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare.

  • Yaqui Gulch Rd and all side roads
  • CYA Camp Rd
  • Mt. Bullion Ridge Rd

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 12:00PM
These areas will still remain under advisory. Evacuation Advisory- Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders. Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare.

  • Hwy 49 North from the town of Coulterville to Crown Lead Rd including all side roads
  • Hwy 132 and all side roads J132- From Hwy 49 North to Lower Dog Town Rd (Dog Town Rd remains closed)
  • Downtown Coulterville
  • Buckeye Rd
  • Old Hwy and all side roads(Yaqui Gulch remains closed)
  • W. Whitlock and all side roads (Mt. Bullion Ridge Rd remains closed)
  • E. Whitlock and all side roads
  • Colorado and all side roads
  • Sherlock Rd and all side roads

The following roads on Hwy 140: Martin Rd, Bumguardner Mt. Rd, Paso Del Oso, Hummingbird Ln, Grosjean Rd, Lakeview Rd All other evacuation orders remain in effect. If you are unsure if you are allowed to return home please contact the fire information line.Evacuation Orders 
South County Mariposa Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd- From Hwy 140 to 72 Princeton Rd- From 49N to 72b River Road- From Briceburg to North Fork Falls
North County Mariposa All of Schilling Rd ALL feeder roads. Dogtown Rd. from Greeley Hill Rd to Bowers Cave, ALL of Texas Hill Rd, Greeley Hill Rd. from Dogtown Rd. (Coulterville) to Dogtown Rd. near Bowers Cave and all side roads to the South Bull Creek Rd from Greeley Hill Rd to the Merced River, Old Yosemite Rd to the Five Corners intersection

Evacuation Advisories South County Mariposa. 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, Detwiler Rd, Hunters Valley Rd, Hunters Valley Access Rd, Cotton Greet Rd, 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, Hornitos Town Area, HWY 140 from Briceburg to the town area of Mariposa including all roads to the west, 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, French Camp Rd, Fournier Rd, Mykleoaks Subdivision, W.Whitlock from 49-N to E. Whitlock and all side roads, HWY 140 from Hornitos Rd to Elizabeth Ln. Old HWY South from 49 S to Totokon, Old HWY South from 49 from Guadalupe Fire Rd to School Lane, HWY 140 from the town of Mariposa to Hornitos Rd and all side roads. E. Whitlock from Hwy 140 to W. Whitlock and all side roads. Colorado Rd and all side roads, Sherlock Rd and all side roads.

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. The town of Coulterville from Hwy 49N to Lower Dogtown 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
  • Sonora Fair grounds, 220 Southgate, Sonora, CA
  • MES Shelter, Red Cross, 5044 Jones St, Mariposa, CA
  • Mountain Christian Center 40299 HWY 49, Oakhurst , 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- Closed 1 mile North of Bear Valley to Crown Lead Rd Mt. Bullion Cuttoff- Closed from Hwy 140 to Rd72 A Princeton Way-Closed at Rd72 B Aqua Fria- Closed from Hwy 140 to Hwy 49N Greeley Hill Rd- Closed from Lower Dog Town to Bowers Cave and all roads to the south Dog Town Rd- Closed and all side roads Texas Hill Rd- Closed and all side roads Schilling Rd- Closed and all side roads
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Mariposa County Fire, CAL OES, CHP, Mariposa Public Works, CALTRANS, Mariposa Public Utility District, BLM, Merced County Fairgrounds, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, American Red Cross, Mariposa OES ,Mariposa County human Services and Public Health, North Fork Tribal Chair, CDCR CYA Camp, City of San Francisco, TDS Telecom, AT&T, Verizon, Sierra Pacific Industries, PG&E, Tuolumne County Sheriff, Wildland Defense Systems, Sierra Telephone, California State Parks, Salvation Army, United States Forest Service, Federal Team 5, Red Zone Disaster Intelligence, City of Merced, U.S. Senator Feinstein’s Office, California National Guard, John C. Fremont Healthcare District, National Park Service, Sonoma County, Madera Sheriff and Mariposa Health Air Quality, Merced County
Total Fire Personnel: 4,218
Total Fire Engines: 483
Total Fire Crews: 116
Total Airtankers: Yes
Total Helicopters: 20
Total Dozers: 88
Total Water Tenders: 65
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4
Long/Lat: -120.21321/37.61757
Conditions: Last night more containment efforts were made. Further repopulation efforts will continue under the repoplulation plan. Sunny and dry weather continue today. The fire is seeing better humidity recoveries at night. 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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