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CAL Fire Determines Cause Of Detwiler Fire

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Mariposa, CA — While additional details are still being sought, CAL Fire has determined what ignited the 81,000 acre Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County.

A CAL Fire report states, “The discharge of firearms, on public lands, is responsible for sparking the fire. The specific circumstances surrounding the cause remain under investigation.”

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. Anyone with information is encouraged to call a Crime Stoppers hotline at (559)-498-7867. No further information is immediately available.

The fire ignited on Sunday, July 16, and destroyed 137 structures.

  • Detwiler Fire Archive Photo