Detwiler Fire General Information
Last Modified on July 27, 2017

Detwiler Fire

Detwiler Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 27, 2017 7:00 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: 81,350 , acres - 75% 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: Evacuation Orders - Mariposa
Dogtown Rd. from Wampum Hill to Bowers Cave All of Texas Hill Rd Greeley Hill Rd. from Lower Dogtown Rd. (Coulterville) to Dogtown Rd. near Bowers Cave Bull Creek Rd from Greeley Hill Rd to the Merced River Old Yosemite Rd to the Five Corners intersection

Evacuation Advisories - 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. All of Schilling Rd and all feeder roads. River Rd. from Briceburg to North Fork Falls.

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

    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, 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: 4,914
    Total Fire Engines: 343
    Total Fire Crews: 114
    Total Helicopters: 19
    Total Dozers: 52
    Total Water Tenders: 61
    Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4
    Long/Lat: -120.21321/37.61757
    Conditions: July 26, 2017 - Detwiler Fire Community Meeting Information

    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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