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Update: Acreage Doubles In Detwiler Fire

Detwiler Fire Day 1

Update at 10:30 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that the Detwiler Fire acreage has grown to 2,500. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office indicates that Red Cross Shelter & Small Animal Shelter has been moved to the Mariposa Elementary School at 5044 Jones Sreet in Mariposa. (Further details on the fire, evacuations and road closures are below.)

Update at 8:45 p.m.: CAL Fire reports the Detwiler Fire has  doubled in size from 1,000 to 2,000 acres and there is no containment. A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter has been set up at McCay Hall located at 2820 HWY-140 in Catheys Valley. The Mariposa Sheriff’s Office has released updated information on evacuations and road closures:

Evacuations-
Detwiler Rd- ALL Homes
Hunters Valley Rd- All Homes
Hunters Valley Access Rd- All Homes
Bear Valley Rd- Between Hunters Valley and Hunters Valley Access Rd (Both sides of Bear Valley Rd)
Cotton Creek Rd- All Homes
Bear Valley Rd from Hunters Valley Access to Hwy 49N (Both Sides of the Road)
Hwy 49N- From Pendola Gardens to Fremont Fort (Monument at the top of the Bagby Grade)- (Both Sides of the road)

Road Closures-
Hunters Valley Rd at Bear Valley Rd
Hunters Valley Access Rd & Bear Valley Rd
Bear Valley Rd at Hunters Valley
Bear Valley Rd Hunters Valley Access Rd
Cotton Creek at Bear Valley Rd
Hwy 49N at Pendola Gardens
Hwy 49N at Fremont Fort
Bear Valley Rd at Mt. Gains

A special thanks to our community news partner David Wheat, Wally George, Renetta Hayes, Jennifer Perry, R. Layton, Kathy Morrissey, Karen Jensen and Larry England for sending in photos.

Update at 6:55 p.m.: CAL Fire reports the fire has climbed from 300 to 1,000 acres and there is no containment. (Further details on evacuations, road closures and an evacuation center are below.)

Update at 6:30 p.m.: The Mariposa Sheriff’s Office has released this information on evacuations, road closures and an evacuation center for the 300 acre Detwiler fire burning two miles east of Lake McClure:

Evacuations-
Detwiler Rd- ALL Homes
Hunters Valley Rd- All Homes
Hunters Valley Access Rd- All Homes

Red Cross Evacuation Shelter- McCay Hall 2820 CA-140, Catheys Valley, CA 95306

Road Closures-
Hunters Valley Rd at Bear Valley Rd
Hunters Valley Access Rd & Bear Valley Rd

Lots of emergency traffic in the area, please avoid the area if possible.

Additionally, a CAL Fire Tuolumne Calaveras County strike team has been called in to assist in fighting the flames.

Update at 6:05 p.m.: CAL Fire has just upped the acreage from 150 to 300 acres.  Evacuation Warnings have been issued for Detwiler Road. Additionally, Homes in the Hunters Valley Road area have been evacuated. (Further details on fire and evacuations below.)

Update at 5:40 p.m.: CAL Fire has titled this the Detwiler Fire and is reporting Evacuation Warnings for Detwiler Road.

Update at 5:05 p.m.: A vegetation fire in Mariposa County has forced residents from their homes and closed roads.

CAL Fire reports it is a fast moving fire that has grown from 15 to 150 acres burning on the east side of Lake McClure. The flames broke out along Detwiler and Hunters Valley roads and are heading in a southeasterly direction, according to CAL Fire. Homes in the Hunters Valley Access Road area have been evacuated.  The CHP has closed that roadway at the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Hunters Valley Road at Bear Valley Road. Columbia aircraft are helping to battle the blaze.

Original post at 4:35 p.m.: Mariposa County, CA — Columbia aircraft are heading to another fire two miles east of Lake McClure and west of Highway 49 in the Bagby area. The flames broke out off Hunters Valley Roads near Detwiler Road. The fire is 15 acres in size and structures are threatened.

The CHP has shutdown a section of Hunters Valley Access Road at the Bear Valley Road intersection. We will bring you more details as soon as they come into the newsroom.

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