Detwiler Fire and evacuation information

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Top stories for Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Detwiler Fire

Fire Information Line: (844) 668-3473

Cal Fire Evacuation Guide

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The Detwiler Fire has burned 48,000 acres, is 7 percent contained, destroyed 29 structures and damaged 5 more.

Red Cross Evacuation Shelters:
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EV Free Church
50443 School House Road
Oakhurst, CA
Small Animals Okay

Sierra Presbyterian Church
39696 CA-41,
Oakhurst, CA

Mountain Christian Center
40299 HWY 49
Oakhurst , CA

Cesar Chavez Middle School
161 Plainsburg Road,
Planada CA
Small Animals Okay

Mother Lode Fairgrounds
220 Southgate Drive,
Sonora, CA 95370

Large animals:
Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds
44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln
Coarsegold, CA


Horsemen Association
499 Nevada St
Merced, CA



Acres burned: 70,096
Containment: 10%
Structures Threatened: 1,500 structures threatened

Structures Destroyed: 45 destroyed and 6 damaged

Current Situation:
The acreage increased due to an increase in fire activity late yesterday afternoon. Overnight, fire crews continued their work to establish and reinforce containment lines. The fire area is seeing poor humidity recoveries at night allowing the fire to remain very active throughout this time. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area.

Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.

Fire behavior remained active on Wednesday. Firefighters faced high temperatures along with dry and drought stressed chaparral and grass. Steep and inaccessible terrain continue to challenge control lines. The fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the S. of the incident which supply power to Yosemite National Park. Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire.

Firefighters are asking for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit:

Evacuations Orders - North County
  • The town area of Culterville

  • HWY 49N from Schilling Rd. to Oakridge Rd. ALL feeder roads

  • HWY 132 from HWY 49N to Windy Point

  • Dogtown Rd. from Greeley

  • Hill Rd. to Texas Hill Rd. and All of Texas Hill Rd.

  • Schilling Rd from HWY 49N to Texas Hill

  • Rd.Greeley Hill Rd. from Dogtown Rd. (Culterville) to Dogtown Rd. near Bowers Cave.

  • All roads between Greeley Hill Rd. and Texas Hill Rd.

Cal Fire Evacuation Guide

Evacuations Orders - South County
  • All of Mariposa

  • Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140 and ALL feeder roads

  • Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbett Creek Road.

  • Mount Gaines Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road

  • HWY 140 from Hornitos Rd. to Hwy 49S and ALL feeder roads on both sides

  • Yaqui Gulch Rd. from HWY 140 to Old HWY and ALL feeder roads on both sides

  • Old HWY from 49S to School House Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both sides

  • Buckeye Rd. to Ben Hur Rd. both sides of the road and feeder roads

  • Ben Hur Rd. from Buckeye to Hwy 49S

  • HWY 140 from 49N to East Whitlock Rd. and ALL feeder roads

  • East Whitlock Rd from HWY 140 to Mosher

  • Rd. and All feeder roads to the West

  • Hornitos Rd. from HWY 140 to Mount Gaines Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both side (This includes the community of Whispering Oak)

  • West Whitlock from 49N to Mosher Rd. and ALL feeder roads on both sides.

  • Colorado Rd. from E. Whitelock to Rancheria Creek Rd. and all side roads.

  • Rancheria Creek Rd.

  • All of Sherlock Rd.

  • All of Telegraph Rd.

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The folks at 1850 Brewery and Grill decided to hold a free barbeque to show their gratitude for all the firefighters and emergency workers.

Evacuations Warnings - North County
  • HWY 49N from Oakridge Rd. to the County Line.

  • All roads north of Greeley Hill Rd. to the Mariposa County line, to include Dexter Rd., Cueno Rd., Smith Station Rd. to HWY 120 and all side roads.

  • Buck Meadows rd. North of Greeley Hill Rd. to HWY 120

  • Old Yosemite rd.

  • Bull Creek Rd.

Get Set: Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate. (Cal Fire)

Evacuations Warnings - South County
  • Hwy 49s from Ben Hur Rd to Indian Peak Rd- including all feeder roads

  • Ashworth to Silver Lane including all feeder roads

  • Silver Bar to Ashworth- including all feeder roads

  • Indian Peak to Oak Grove Rd- including all feeder roads

  • Oak Grove Rd from Miwuk Rd to Oak Grove School Rd-including all feeder roads

  • Allred Rd from 49S to Morningstar Lane- including all feeder roads

  • Morningstar Lane to Carlton Rd- including all feeder roads

  • Carlton Rd to Silva Rd- including all feeder roads

  • Silva Rd to Hwy 49 South- including all feeder roads

  • Bear Valley Rd- All homes from Exchequer Rd to Hornitos Rd

  • Hornitos Town Area

  • HWY 140 from Briceburg to E. Whitlock

  • Colorado Rd. from HWY 140 to Rancheria Creek Rd. Oak Rd. Yosemite Oak Rd.

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The people filling up the Red Cross evacuation centers say it's been a long night and day so far.

Road Closures
  • HWY-49N from Smith Rd. to Oakridge Rd. Bear Valley Rd. at Exchequer Rd.

  • Hornitos Rd. from Mount Gaines to HWY 140

  • Mt. Gains Rd. at No.9 Rd.

  • HWY 140 from Triangle Rd. to School House Rd.

  • 49S at Triangle Rd.

  • HWY 132 at Horseshoe Bend.

  • Bend Hur at HWY 49S.

  • HWY 140 at Yaqui Gulch Rd.

  • E. Whitlock at HWY 140.

  • Colorado Rd. at Rancheria Creek

  • Greeley at Dogtown Rd. to the end of Greeley Hill and Dogtown intersection.

  • Smith Station Rd. and Greeley Hill Rd.

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Flames are moving fast as the Detwiler Fire continues to spread-- scorching thousands of acres in its path.

John C. Fremont Hospital

July 19th morning statement:

This morning John C. Fremont Hospital continues to shelter in place. All essential employees are on-site caring for our patients. All outpatient services including Clinics and MRI are cancelled today and Endoscopy is cancelled for tomorrow. The Emergency Department is still open for emergencies and Imaging, Lab, and Respiratory Therapy services are on-site to support the ER. Today only essential personnel are on-site.

The entire team at John C. Fremont Hospital want to recognize the huge debt of gratitude we owe to all the emergency personnel fighting this fire. We could see and hear the bulldozers working throughout the night creating firebreaks along with the firefighting personnel doing their incredible work. Last night there were 22 firefighters and five big trucks from Marin county stationed around the hospital. They walked the perimeter all night and were strategically positioned to do battle with the fire if it approached the hospital. Thank you to all the emergency personnel for the incredible work you are doing to protect our community.

Matthew Matthiessen
CFO, Interim CEO

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