Detwiler, Mariposa County

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  • Incident Name: Detwiler, Mariposa County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MMU
  • Size (acres): 81,826
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 7, 2017
  • Personnel: 83
  • Structures Destroyed: 131 (63 homes)

Detwiler, Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Fifteen miles northwest of Mariposa, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

August 21, 2017 at 4:27 PM

The Detwiler Fire has been declared 100% contained at 4:17 pm.

August 4, 2017 at 7:04 PM

MARIPOSA – 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.

July 31, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Firefighters worked through the night and continue to mop up and patrol lines. All fire lines are holding. Crews will continue to implement the Incident Fireline Suppression Repair Plan.

July 30, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Today, firefighters continued mop up operations to ensure hot spots are contained within the fire perimeter and worked to complete secondary lines. 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.

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Demobilization of excess resources continues.

July 30, 2017 at 12:50 PM

All evacuation advisories have been lifted for all areas of Mariposa County. per MCSO.

July 30, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Minimal fire behavior
All Firelines are holding; crews continue to mop-up and patrol.
Evacuation advisories are in place
Structure threat has been mitigated

July 29, 2017 at 7:49 AM

ALL Evacuation orders have been lifted, but residents are reminded to stay vigilant for any change in fire conditions.

Evacuation Advisories remain in effect for:
Dogtown Rd from Texas Hill Rd to Bull Creek Rd
Texas Hill Rd
Bondurant Mine Rd
Bull Creek Rd

July 28, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Crews worked through the night to build and reinforce containment lines, including the 100-acre spot fire yesterday. Hot and dry conditions are expected today as air and ground resources continued to put out hot spots and watch for any flares. Steep and rugged terrain makes access difficult in some areas, but firefighters are still making good progress.

July 27, 2017 at 8:55 PM

Minimal fire behavior
Mandatory evacuations remain in place
Closures for Hwy 49 and other local roads
A spot fire occurred outside the containment lines but air and ground resources quickly responded to the fire. Crews continue to reinforce and build containment lines around the fire, including the spot fire. Steep and rugged terrain makes access difficult in some areas, but firefighters are still making good progress

July 27, 2017 at 7:19 AM

Minimal fire behavior overnight allowed firefighters to make additional progress in containment. Some excess resources are being released from the fire.

July 26, 2017 at 7:03 PM

Fire behavior remained minimal within the fire perimeter. Firefighters conducted mop-up operations to increase containment lines and will continue throughout the evening. Steep and rugged terrain makes access difficult in some areas, but firefighters are making good progress.

Community Meeting on 7-27-17 at 7:00PM
Greeley Hill Community Club
10332 Fiske Road, Greeley Hill, CA 95311

July 26, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Firefighters continued to work aggressively throughout the night to reinforce containment lines. Hot and dry conditions are still presenting some challenges to firefighters during the day, as well as steep and rugged terrain, but crews are making good progress in the fire area. Residents are urged to stay vigilant for any change in fire conditions.

Evacuation Orders: Mariposa

All of Schilling Rd all feeder roads
Dogtown Rd. from Wagner Rd. to Bowers Cave
All of Texas Hill Rd
Greeley Hill Rd. from Lower 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
River Rd. from Briceburg to North Fork Falls

Evacuation Advisory: Mariposa
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.

July 25, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Firefighters continued to work aggressively throughout the day to reinforce containment lines. Steep and rugged terrain is making access difficult but crews are making progress in the fire area, including the approximately 500-acre slop over from yesterday.

July 25, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Hwy 49 North is open with Traffic Controls from 1 mile North of Bear Valley Rd to Hwy 132.

Evacuation advisories have been lifted for South County Mariposa, Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 12:00pm

Please be aware that Fire Crews remain in the area. Please drive with caution, fire crews are working on the roadways making vehicle traffic crowded at times.

All North County Evacuation Orders and Advisories remain in effect.

July 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM

500 acre slop over occurred yesterday on the North side of the fire, forward progress stopped.

Evacuation Orders

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. – Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd- From Hwy 140 to 72, Princeton Rd- From 49N to 72b,River Road- From Briceburg to North Fork Falls, 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- 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

Sonora Fair grounds, 220 Southgate, Sonora, 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

July 24, 2017 at 8:55 PM

Fire has sloped over division HH, but remains within secondary lines. Fire spread will continue to impact structures, transportation routes and infrastructure in these areas.

July 24, 2017 at 5:36 PM

Tonight’s Community meeting in Greeley Hill has been canceled due to heavy fire activity. 100-200 acre over the dozer lines towards Texas Hill.

July 24, 2017 at 8:04 AM

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.

July 24, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only, Monday July 24, 2017 at 8:00AM
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.

Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd
Agua Fria Rd
Princeton Rd

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.

July 23, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only, Sunday July 23, 2017 at 6:00PM
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.

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The following roads will remain closed in the above lifted area
Hwy 49N- Closed from 1 mile North of Bear Valley to Crown Lead Rd
Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd- Closed from Hwy 140 to Rd 72A
Agua Fria- Closed from Hwy 140 to Hwy 49N

July 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Mariposa County Local Assistance Center Tuesday 7/25 9am-7pm

This is a multi-agency support center to provide assistance to residents affected by the Detwiler fire.

We will help you connect with the following services and resources, including, but not limited to: ° Food Assistance ° Replacing DMV documents ° County Non-Profit Agencies ° Public Health / Environmental Health ° Counseling Services ° Human Services Programs ° Social Security Administration ° Agricultural Commission °

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) ° Employment Development Department (EDD) ° State Contractor’s Licensing Board ° Other County and State Programs

Due to space constraints, donated goods will not be located on-site, and cannot be accepted.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Location: Mariposa High School – Gymnasium
5074 Old Hwy N.
Mariposa, CA 95338
Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

A Local Assistance Center will be scheduled within the week for North County, once evacuation status, road closures, and fire status permits.

July 23, 2017 at 12:22 PM

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.

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The following roads will remain closed in the above lifted area

Yaqui Gulch and all side roads – Closed from Old Hwy to Hwy 140
Hwy 49N- Closed from 1 mile North of Bear Valley to Crown Lead Rd
Greeley Hill Rd- Closed from Lower Dog Town to Bowers Cave

 

Mt. Bullion, Agua Fria, Yaqui Gulch, Princeston Way CYA, Mt. Bullion Ridge all remain closed.

July 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

There is potential for fire spread to the Northeast toward Coulterville and Dogtown, East toward Black Mountain and Briceburg and Southeast to areas west of Midpines. Fire spread will continue to impact residential structures, transportation routes and infrastructure in these areas. Fire lines on the West and South perimeters of the fire are holding. Repopulation will continue as directed under the incident Repopulation Plan.

July 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Community Meeting

When: 7:00PM, Monday, July 24th, 2017
Where: Greeley Hill Community Club
10332 Fiske Road, Greeley Hill, CA 95311

What: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Greeley Hill. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

July 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Tanker 105 pulls in for more fuel while Tanker 12 refuels and takes on more retardant. Each of these newer types of tankers represent the future of the fleet, loaded with new innovations to replace the aging airframes that date back to the 1950s. Photo Mike Reeves/YubaNet

63 residences, 67 minor structures and 1 commercial structure destroyed. 13 residences damages and 8 minor structures damaged. Last night firefighters continued to complete and improve direct and secondary fire lines. Fire still making minimal uphill runs in tall grass and chaparral. There have been several minor changes to evacuation orders and road closures. Weather is expected to remain above 100 degrees with low humidity.

July 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM
Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6:00PM
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.

Old Hwy from Hwy 49 South to Totokon Rd and all side roads

Old Hwy from Guadalupe Fire Rd to Hwy 140 (Catheys Valley)- Guadalupe Fire Rd will remain under an evacuation order

Bear Valley Rd

Hunters Valley Rd

Hunters Valley Mt. Access Rd

Detwiler Rd

Cotton Creek Rd

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.
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The following roads will remain closed in the above lifted areas

All side roads on Hwy 140 –Closed with the exception of Elizabeth Ln, Trower Roads

Old Hwy- Closed from Totokon to Guadalupe Fire Rd and all side roads in between

Hwy 49N- Closed from the top of Bagby Grade to Oakridge Rd (Coulterville)

July 22, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff: Additional Evacuation Orders Lifted

Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:30PM
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.

French Camp Rd
Fournier Rd
Mykleoaks Rd
West Whitlock from 49N to Whitlock Gap (Three miles from Hwy 49 N)
Hwy 140 from Hornitos Rd to Elizabeth Lane

All evacuations on Hwy 140 between Elizabeth Ln to approximately one mile west of the town of Mariposa, remain under an Evacuation Order.

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.
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The following roads will remain closed

Agua Fria Rd
Mt. Bullion Cuttoff- Closed from Hwy 140 to Rd72 A
Princeton Way- Closed at Rd72 B
CYA Camp Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North
Bear Valley Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North to Mt. Gaines Rd
Cotton Creek Rd- Closed at Bear Valley Rd
Highway 49 North- Closed from Oakridge Rd (Coulterville) to the top of Bagby Grade
West Whitlock- Closed at Whitlock Gap (Three miles from Hwy 49 N) to Hwy 140
All side roads on Hwy 140 –Closed with the exception of Elizabeth Ln, Trower Roads

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Allied Agencies will have a heavy presence in the 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.

22, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Beginning July 22, 2017 Free Food Waste Disposal services will be offered at Highway 140 and Bullion Street behind the Chamber of Commerce. The hours offered of operations will be 9:00 AM thru 3:00 PM Every day but Sunday.

Solid Waste Facility
The Solid Waste Facility will be open 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day except Sunday.

July 22, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Community Meeting Mariposa High School

When: 7:00PM, Saturday, July 22, 2017

Where: Mariposa County High School Auditorium
5074 Old Hwy N, Mariposa, CA 95338

What:: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office, and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Mariposa. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

July 22, 2017 at 7:03 AM

Tanker 10 crew members prepare for the arrival of Tanker 912. The ground crews are able to get the aircraft back in the air within 20 minutes under favorable conditions, allowing up to 10 runs per day. This provides a huge asset to crews on the ground. Photo Mike Reeves for YubaNet

61 residences, 63 minor structures and 1 commercial structure destroyed. 13 residences damages and 6 minor structures damaged. 1,500 structures remain threatened.

July 21, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff:

Evacuation orders for the following areas were lifted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Residents Only-Hwy 49N Area Including the following:
49N from Mariposa to Fremont Fort
Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd- From 49N to 72b
School Lane
Rd 72A
Princeton Rd- From 49N to 72b Only
Pendola Gardens
Old Toll
Corbett Creek Rd
Mt. Ophir

Residents Only-
Hornitos Rd
Mt. Gaines
No. 9 Road
Ben Hur Rd from Hwy 49 South to Buckeye

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.

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.

Highway 140 Update:
Hwy 140 will open to thru traffic only, all evacuations along Hwy 140 remain under an Evacuation Order.

The following roads will remain closed

Highway 49 North- Closed from Fremont Fort to Oakridge Rd (Coulterville)
French Camp Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North
West Whitlock- Closed at Hwy 49 North
Agua Fria Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North
Mt. Bullion Cuttoff- Closed from Hwy 140 to Rd72 A
Princeton Way- Closed at Rd72 B
CYA Camp Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North
Bear Valley Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North to Mt. Gaines Rd
Cotton Creek Rd- Closed at Bear Valley Rd

All Roads off of Hwy 140 remain closed- Between Hwy 49S and Hornitos Rd

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Allied Agencies will have a heavy presence in the 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.

July 21, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff:

The following areas are open:
Highway 140 from 49 South to Old Highway North
Highway 49 North from Highway 140 to Lemee Lane

The following roads are open with no restrictions:
Highway 49 South
Highway 140 East of Mariposa to Yosemite

Roadblocks will remain in place:
Highway 49 North at Lemee Lane
Highway 140 at Highway 49 South
Grosjean at Highway 140
Lakeview at Highway 140
East Whitlock at Highway 140

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 911.

The evacuation order has been lifted, the town of Mariposa still remains under advisory. Evacuation Advisory- Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders. Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare.

July 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM

This news release is intended to notify residents and the general public that evacuation orders for the town of Mariposa will be lifted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00AM.

Highway 49 South is open with no restrictions.
Highway 140 East of Mariposa is open to Yosemite

There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.

July 21, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Caltrans update: Mariposa County- State Route 132, 49 and State Route 140 Remain Closed Due To Fire

State Route 132 remains closed from SR49/Coulterville to Horseshoe Bend Road. SR-49 now closed from Penon Blanco Road, north of Coulterville, to Triangle Road, south of the town of Mariposa. SR-140 remains closed from School House Road, west of Catheys Valley, to Triangle Road, east of the town of Mariposa.

It is not known when the highways will reopen at this time.

July 21, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Control objectives today:

-Keep the fire East of Merced County
-Keep the fire South of Greeley Hill Road
-Keep the fire West of Highway 140 and Highway 49
-Keep the fire North of Road 600

Fire weather: A warming and drying trend begins Friday. Expect winds to be slope driven much of the day then shifting to the westnorthwest in the afternoon. Sheltered areas, especially east aspects, may remain slope driven all afternoon as well. A morning inversion is likely to trap smoke in the valleys with reduced visibil ity until it breaks.

Fire behavior: The fire is primarily burning in a mix of grass, grassy-oaks, and brush. The fire is bumping into pockets of tree mortality on the North and East sides of the fire. These areas will create additional spotting issues and a large dead and down component ready for consumption. We are in a persistent forecast and should see burning conditions similar to the last few days. We have seen a slowdown in activity due to smoke shading the fuel and a general reduction of fine dead fuels in the North and North-East sides of the fire. However the fire has, and can travel 4-6 miles a day to the south-east and been actively burning most of the night and the potential for spot fires remains very high.

July 21, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Firefighters contended with continued hot and dry conditions yesterday. Temperatures ranged from 90-95 and humidity bottomed out in the 16-21 percent range. Winds were slope driven for much of the day, but became west-northwest later in the day. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Observed fire behavior consisted of short-range spotting and uphill runs. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.

July 21, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Most growth overnight was in the northeast corner of the fire. 3,834 firefighters assigned now. 58 homes destroyed, 60 outbuildings destroyed.

July 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Single Residences Destroyed: 50 to date, Threatened: 1,500 to date
Persons Evacuated: 4,968 and 295 in Temporary Shelters

Projected Incident Activity/Movement: Based on predicted weather and fire behavior, the fire has the potential to continue to spread to the northeast toward Coulterville, east toward Briceburg, and southeast to the Telegraph Rd area.

July 20, 2017 at 6:45 PM

No change in acreage or containment estimates tonight. Active fire behavior with uphill runs and short-range spotting.

July 20, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Community Meeting for Detwiler Fire today 7:00PM, Thursday, July 20, 2017

Where: Merced Theatre, 301 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340

What: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Merced. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

July 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM

The acreage increased due to an increase in fire activity late yesterday afternoon. Overnight, fire crews continued their work to establish and reinforce containment lines. The fire area is seeing poor humidity recoveries at night allowing the fire to remain very active throughout this time. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area.

Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.

Caltrans: State Route 132 remains closed from SR49/Coulterville to Horseshoe Bend Road. SR-49 remains closed from SR-120, north of Coulterville, to Triangle Road, south of the town of Mariposa. SR-140 remains closed from School House Road, west of Catheys Valley, to Triangle Road, east of the town of Mariposa. It is not known when the highways will reopen at this time.

July 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

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

Small animals: EV Free Church at 50443 School House Road, Oakhurst, CA.; Cesar Chavez Middle School, 161 Plainsburg Road, Planada, CA. (559)-433-9663
Large animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln, Coarsegold, CA. (559)-994-2794; Horsemen Association, 499 Nevada St, Merced, CA (209)-354-9437

July 20, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Cal Fire official acreage 70,096 acres and 10% contained.

July 20, 2017 at 6:48 AM

The latest IR map shows 73,095.6 acres for the fire. This is not the official Cal Fire update yet.

Control objectives for today:

Keep the fire East of Merced County
Keep the fire South of Greeley Hill Road
Keep the fire West of Telegraph Road, Highway 140, and Highway 49
Keep the fire North of Road 600

Little change in the weather is expected Thursday. Expect winds to be slope driven much of the day then shifting to the west-northwest in the afternoon. Sheltered areas, especially east aspects, may remain slope driven all afternoon as well. A morning inversion is likely to trap smoke in the valleys with reduced visibility until it breaks.

July 19, 2017 at 7:14 PM

The fire is estimated at 48,000 acres, still 7% contained. These numbers are estimates before the nightly IR flight can map the fire.

July 19, 2017 at 5:21 PM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office, and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Oakhurst. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. If you have questions about the meeting or the fire, please call the

Fire Information Line at (844) MMU-FIRE.

Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Mariposa County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, CAL OES, Mariposa County Fire, and the American Red Cross.

When: 7:00PM, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Where: Mount Christian Center 40299 HWY 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644

July 19, 2017 at 5:10 PM

CA IMT Team 5 (Minton) activated for OSC/STF Preposition. Will report to Sonora Fairgrounds at 1200 on 7/20/2017

July 19, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Evacuation Advisory:

49N from Oakridge to the County Line

All roads north of Greeley Hill Rd to the Mariposa County Line
Including the areas of:
Dexter Rd, Cuneo Rd, Wagner Ridge, Smith Station Rd to Hwy 120 and all side roads, Buck Meadows Rd North of Greeley Hill Rd to Hwy 120, Old Yosemite Rd, Bull Creek Rd

July 19, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office issued an Evacuation Order for the the following areas:
The Town Area of Coulterville
Hwy 132 from 49N to Windy Point
49N to Oakridge Road

Red Cross Shelter Evacuation and small animal shelter is located at the Sonora Fair Grounds 220 Southgate Rd, Sonora CA

July 19, 2017 at 8:31 AM

Caltrans: SR-140 remains closed from School House Rd to Triangle Rd. SR-49 closed from Triangle Rd to SR-132.


July 19, 2017 at 8:09 AM

8 single residences destroyed, 1500 threatened

4,968 total persons to date evacuated

Projected movement is the fire will spread to the east, southwest and southeast.


July 19, 2017 at 7:17 AM

Control Objectives for today:

-Keep the fire East of Merced County
-Keep the fire South of Greeley Hill Road
-Keep the fire West of Telegraph Road, Highway 140, and Highway 49
-Keep the fire North of Road 600

The fire is burning in a mix of grass, grassy-oaks, and brush with the occasional Grey Pine and beetle killed Ponderosa Pine. The Pines have been stressed by drought for the last 5 years and with the wet winter has broken many large branches creating a ladder fuel for ember cast. We are in a persistent forecast and should see burning conditions similar to the last few days. The fire has, and can travel 4-6 miles a day to the south-south-east.

July 19, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Official Cal Fire acreage is 45,724.

July 19, 2017 at 5:41 AM

The latest perimeter map puts the main fire at 38,290 acres, with a 1,568-acre spot fire established on the north side of the Merced drainage.

Structures Threatened: 1,500

Structures Destroyed: 8 destroyed and 1 damaged

Evacuations: Evacuation Orders- SOUTH COUNTY are in effect for the following areas: Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140 and ALL feeder roads; Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbett Creek Road.; Mount Gaines Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road; HWY 140 from Hornitos Rd. to Hwy 49S and ALL feeder roads both sides. Yaqui Gulch Rd. from HWY 140 to Old HWY ALL feeder roads on both sides. Old HWY from 49S to School House Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both sides. Buckeye Rd. to Benhur Rd. both sides of the road and feeder roads. Benhur from Buckeye to Hwy 49S. Mariposa Town HWY 140 from 49N to East Whitlock Rd. and ALL feeder roads. East Whitlock Rd from HWY 140 to Mosher Rd. and All feeder roads to the West. Hornitos Rd. from HWY 140 to Mount Gaines Rd. and ALL feeder roads. Including the community of Whispering Oaks. West Whitlock from 49N to Mosher Rd. and ALL feeder roads and all areas north of the Merced River

Evacuation Warnings-North County are HWY 49N from Schilling Rd. to HWY 132 including ALL feeder roads. Main Street Coulterville. Dogtown Rd. from Greeley Hill Rd. to Texas Hill Rd. and All of Texas Hill Rd. Schilling Rd from HWY 49N to Texas Hill Rd.

NORTH COUNTY All of the Coulterville and Greeley Hill area SOUTH COUNTY Hwy 49s from Ben Hur Rd to Indian Peak Rd- including all feeder roads Ashworth to Silver Lane including all feeder roads Silver Bar to Ashworth- including all feeder roads Indian Peak to Oak Grove Rd- including all feeder roads Oak Grove Rd from Miwuk Rd to Oak Grove School Rd-including all feeder roads Allred Rd from 49S to Morningstar Lane- including all feeder roads Morningstar Lane to Carlton Rd- including all feeder roads Carlton Rd to Silva Rd- including all feeder roads Silva Rd to Hwy 49 South- including all feeder roads Bear Valley Rd- All homes from Exchequer Rd to Hornitos Rd Hornitos Town Area

Red Cross Evacuation Shelter located at EV Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst, CA Sierra Vista Presbyterian, 39696 HWY 41, Oakhurst, CA Red Cross Evacuation Shelter located at Cesar Chavez Middle School, 161 Plainsburg Road, Planada CA

Small animals: EV Free Church 50443 School House Road, Oakhurst, CA. And Cesar Chavez Middle School, 161 Plainsburg Road, Planada, CA . (559)-433-9663 Large animals: Mariposa County Animal Control (209)-966-3614.

Road Closures: HWY-49 at HWY-132 (Coulterville Rd.) – Restricted access to locals with addresses in La Grange, Coulterville, or Greely Hill only; Bear Valley Rd. at Exchequer Rd.; Hornitos Rd. from Mount Gaines to HWY 140.; HWY-49N from Hwy 140 to HWY 132.; Mt. Gains Rd. at No.9 Rd.; Hwy 49 at Aqua Fria.; Hwy 140 at Aqua Fria. HWY 140 from Triangle Rd. to School House Rd. 49S from HWY 140 to Triangle Rd.

Yesterday, firefighters experienced extreme and aggressive fire behavior with active crowning, short- range spotting and uphill runs. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, Catheys Valley, Mormon Bar, The Town of Mariposa , Mount Bullion, Yaqui Gulch/Aqua Fria areas and Hornitos continue to be threatened. The fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas.

Traffic along HWY 149, 49N and 49S will be impacted as a result of road closures. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the south of the incident, which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire.

We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings.

July 18, 2017 at 7:24 PM

25,000 acres grass and brush, 5% contained
Continued mandatory evacuations and orders in place
Evacuation center set up at Mariposa Elementary School
Structure threat to the community of Bear Valley and Hunters Valley
Critical infrastructure threat on Fremont Peak
Fire is burning in a severe Tree Mortality Area
Federal air resources committed

July 18, 2017 at 6:51 PM

The fire is well established in the Merced River drainage, burning towards Telegraph hill, according to Detwiler Air Attack.

July 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM

BLM Temporarily Closing Merced River Recreation Sites Due to Detwiler Fire. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mother Lode Field Office is temporarily closing the Briceburg Visitor Center, along with McCabe Flat, Willow Placer, and Railroad Flat campgrounds along the Merced River due to the Detwiler Fire. The Merced River Recreation Area will be closed until further notice.

July 18, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Evacuation Order: Schilling Rd to Dogtown Road. Dogtown road from Schilling road to Texas Hill road and all of Texas Hill Rd

Red Cross Shelter Evacuation and small animal shelter is located at the Evangelical Free Church at 50443 School Road, Oakhurst, CA and Cesar Chavez Junior High at 161 Plainsburg Rd, Planada

July 18, 2017 at 4:42 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office: Community Meeting scheduled for tonight 7/18/2017 has been reschedule for 7/19/2017, details to come.

July 18, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Evacuation Advisory:
Hwy 49s from Ben Hur rd to Indian Peak Rd- including all feeder roads
Ashworth to Silver Lane including all feeder roads
Silver Bar to Ashworth- including all feeder roads
Indian Peak to Oak Grove Rd- including all feeder roads
Oak Grove Rd from Miwak Rd to Oak Grove School Rd-including all feeder roads
Allred Rd from 49S to Morningstar Lane- including all feeder roads
Morningstar Lane to Carlton Rd- including all feeder roads
Carlton Rd to Silva Rd- including all feeder roads
Silva Rd to Hwy 49 South- including all feeder roads

What does Advisory mean:

Evacuation Advisory – Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders.

 

Red Cross Shelter Evacuation and small animal shelter is located at the Evangelical Free Church at 50443 School Road, Oakhurst, CA and Cesar Chavez Junior High at 161 Plainsburg Rd, Planada

July 18, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Fire is experiencing dangerous rates of spread
Evacuation order in place for the City of Mariposa
Continued evacuation warnings and orders in place
The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, and Twin Pines continue to be threatened
ICP and Incident Base is relocating to Merced Fairgrounds today
Continued threat to 200kV powerlines
CA IMT 4 (Derum) is in command
Federal Air and Ground resources committed

July 18, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Caltrans: SR140 closed from School House Rd to Triangle Rd. SR-49 closed from Triangle Rd to SR-132.

July 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Yosemite National Park: Hwy 140 closed in the Mariposa area (west of Yosemite) due to the #DetwilerFire. Use Hwys 41 or 120 to travel to Yosemite or El Portal.

July 18, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Per scanner traffic, the fire may have jumped Guadalupe Mountain Road and is burning towards Old Hwy. No additional engines available at this time. Dozer lines are being constructed west of Mariposa by the contingency group.

July 18, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office: Evacuation Orders for West Whitlock from Moser Road to Hwy 140 Including the following roads:

Foran Road
Penny Royal
Salamander
Grosjean
Alta Vista
Avaca Vale
Lakeview
Serpentine
Cory Pines
Goldmine
Placer Lane

Residence will need to use Hwy 140 to Triangle Rd to exit the area.

The Red Cross shelter is located at the EV Free Church at 50443 School House Rd in Oakhurst.

July 18, 2017 at 1:44 PM

Caltrans: SR140 closed from School House Rd to SR-49 in Mariposa. SR-49 closed from Fr. Camp Rd to SR-132.

July 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Red Cross has moved the shelter to Cesar Chavez Jr. High in Planada.

July 18, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Photo courtesy Angie Varni.

Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following areas: City of Mariposa, Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to CYA Road; Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Road.; Mount Gains Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road; Mount Bullion Cut off Road and Agua Fria Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140; HWY 49N to Baxby Bridge to Agua Fria Road; Area known as Mount Bullion; HWY 49N from Mount Bullion Ridge Road to Old Toll Road; Pendola Garden Road from HWY 49N to Old Toll Road (Exit via Old Toll Road only)

July 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Evacuations for Mariposa and Mt. Bullion. No divert on tankers for life threat, second VLAT on order. 10 engine strike teams for structure defense in Mariposa.

July 18, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Fire has jumped SR140 and is making a run toward Guadalupe Mountain Road. Additional evacuations are imminent.

EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

• Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to CYA Road
• Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Road
• Mount Gains Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road
• Mount Bullion Cut off Road and Agua Fria Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140
• HWY 49N to Baxby Bridge to Agua Fria Raod
• Area known as Mount Bullion
• HWY 49N from Mount Bullion Ridge Road to old Toll Road
• Pendola Garden Road from HWY 49N to Old Toll Road
(Exit via Old Toll Road only)

EVACUATION ADVISORY HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
• All of CYA Road

July 18, 2017 at 7:14 AM

Evacuation orders are in place for Hunters Valley Rd.; Hunter Valley Mt. Access Rd.; Bear Valley Rd. to Exchequer Rd.; HWY 49 to Pendola Garden Rd.; Pendola Garden Rd. to Old Toll Rd.; Mt. Bullion Rd. from HWY 49N to CYA Rd.; Old Toll Rd. between Corbett Creek Rd. and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Rd.; Mt. Gains Rd. to No.9 Rd. including No. 9 Rd.

Evacuation Advisories are in effect for the following areas: Mt. Gaines Rd. to #9 Rd.; Pendola Garden Rd. to Mt. Ophir off of HWY-49; Merced River to CYA Rd.; All of CYA Rd.; HWY 49N from Old Toll Rd. to Agua Fria Rd.; Ara known as Mt. Bullion; Mt. Bullion Cut Off Rd. and Agua Fria Rd. From HWY 49N to HWY 140.

Road Closures: HWY-49 at HWY-132 (Coulterville Rd.) – Restricted access to locals with addresses in La Grange, Coulterville, or Greely Hill only; HWY-49 at Pendola Garden Rd.; Bear Valley Rd. at Exchequer Rd.; Mt. Gains Rd. at #9 Rd.

Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL OES, Red Cross, PG&E, Mariposa County Public Works, CAL TRANS, Bureau of Land Management, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa County Fire, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

July 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM

Fire activity continued to grow today as a result of unfavorable weather conditions, ample fuel, and steep terrain. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, and Hornitos continue to be threatened as the fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. Traffic along HWY 41 & 49 will be impacted as a result of road closures on HWY 49. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the south of the incident, which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the incident at 1000 hrs. from the Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit.

There will be a community meeting tomorrow evening at 1800 hrs. in the auditorium at Mariposa County High School: 5074 Old Hwy N, Mariposa, CA 95338

EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
• Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to CYA Road
• Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Road
• Mount Gains Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road
• HWY 49N from Mount Bullion Ridge Road to old Toll Road
• Pendola Garden Road from HWY 49N to Old Toll Road (Exit via Old Toll Road only)

EVACUATION ADVISORY HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
• All of CYA Road
• HWY 49N from Old Toll Road to Agua Fria Road
• Area known as Mount Bullion
• Mount Bullion Cut off Road and Agua Fria Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140

July 17, 2017 at 6:10 PM

200-acre spot fire across Highway 49, near the community of Bear Valley.

July 17, 2017 at 6:59 AM

Evacuation orders are in place for:

Hunters Valley Rd.
Detwiller Rd.
Hunter Valley Mountain Access Rd.
Bears Valley between Cotton Creek and Hwy 49
Hwy 49N from Pendola Garden Rd from Hwy 49 to Fremont Fort

Road Closures:

Hunter Valley Access
Hunter Valley Rd and Detwiller Rd
Bear Valley Rd at Mount Gains
Hwy 49 North
Pendola Garden Rd
Hwy 49 at Fremont Fort
Detwiller Rd
Cotton Creek Rd

July 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Evacuation orders are in place for Evacuation for Hunters Valley Area.
Evacuation Warnings for Detwiller Rd.