Detwiler Fire grows to 7100 acres, destroys one structure

The Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County has burned 7100 acres and containment is 0%.

Fire officials say one sturcture was destroyed and another was damaged. 

The fire started a little before 4 p.m. on Sunday near Detwiler Road and Hunters Valley Road in Mariposa County. The fire is two miles east of  Lake McClure.

Crews from all over California are heading to Mariposa County Monday to assist with the fire fight. 

The fire has caused a number of evacuation orders and road closures in that area. Here are the following roads with evacuations in place:

  • Hunters Valley Rd.
  • Detwiler Rd.
  • Cotton Creek Rd.
  • Hunter Valley Mountain Access Rd.
  • Bear Valley Rd., from Cotton Creek Rd., to Hwy 49N
  • Hwy 49N from Pendola Garden Rd., to the Fremont Fort

Here are the following road closures:

  • Bear Valley Rd., at Mt. Gains Rd.
  • Hwy 49N at Pendola Garden Rd.
  • Hwy 49N at the Fremont Fort
  • Detwiler Rd.
  • Cotton Creek Rd.
  • Hunters Valley Rd.
  • Hunter Valley Mountain Access Rd.

The Red Cross first set up an evacuation shelter at Mariposa Elementary School.

 


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