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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Saturday July 22nd, 2017 :: 01:19 p.m. PDT


Detwiler Fire- Additional Evacuations Lifted

CONTACT:   INFORMATION LINE                                                    RELEASE DATE:  July 22, 2017
                                      (844) 668-3473                                                               TIME: 1:30PM
DETWILER FIRE:                                                                 
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.
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.
There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.
The Mariposa County Health Department has health and safety information for residents returning to their homes on our website at     or call 209-966-3689.              
SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings.  If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.
We encourage the public to remain prepared year-round for wildfires by visiting the website. The best show of support is having your home and property “fire-ready”.



Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-966-3615

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