Detwiler Fire's Growth Is Stunted, But 50 Homes Destroyed

Posted July 23, 2017

"We are in very detailed conversations about repopulation", Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said during a community meeting on the fire on Thursday.

The Detwiler Fire, named after a road near where it started, was threatening 1,500 structures, Cal Fire said. Perimeter maps showed it was very close to doing so. It is 10 percent contained.

The community of Coulterville was evacuated on Wednesday, Saunders said.

No injuries were reported as of Tuesday night, according to Cal Fire.

Named for Detwiler Road in a region two miles east of Lake McClure, the fire has taken out 58 residences, 60 minor structures and damaged 11 homes and another six minor structures. Jerry Brown declared an emergency for the county. More than 2,200 firefighters are battling the fire, and they are requesting more bulldozers, fire engines and hand crews to fight the flames.

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That window is quickly closing, however, as temperatures are expected to climb from 93 Friday to 100 by Sunday. Officials said the fire was burning in an area littered with dead trees, killed by bark beetles and years of drought.

Local impacts here in Kaweah Country and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be poor air quality due to smoke, especially in the daytime hours. Hotels, lodges, stores and campgrounds that have opened for the summer season remained open and operational.

Despite the conditions, Yosemite has not seen a noticeable decline in visitors.

All entrances to Yosemite National Park were open as of Friday afternoon, including Highway 120 from Tuolumne County and Mono County, and Highway 140 from Mariposa County.

"I'm comfortable that most that can be done for us is being done", he said. Some of those employees are being housed at the park and are still coming in to work, she added. CAL FIRE is calling it 75,200 acres.