Detwiler Fire and evacuation information

Evacuation orders for the town of Mariposa have been lifted as of 11 a.m. on Friday.

Highway 49 South and Highway 140 east of Mariposa to Yosemite are now open.

Cal Fire warns that there will still be smoke in the area and firefighters will continue to have a heavy presence as they fight the wildfire. They also want the public to stay vigilant on current fire conditions and to please adhere to road closures and evacuated areas. Please drive slowly and watch for firefighters.

The following areas are open:
  • Highway 140 from 49 South to Old Highway North
  • Highway 49 North from Highway 140 to Lemee Lane

The following roads are open with no restrictions:
  • Highway 49 South
  • Highway 140 East of Mariposa to Yosemite

Roadblocks will remain in place:
  • Highway 49 North at Lemee Lane
  • Highway 140 at Highway 49 South
  • Grosjean at Highway 140
  • Lakeview at Highway 140
  • East Whitlock at Highway 140


Fire Information Line: (844) 668-3473

Cal Fire Evacuation Guide

Red Cross Evacuation Shelters:
Donate to the Red Cross

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

North Fork Ranchera Community Center
56900 Kunigib Rd,
North Fork, CA 93643

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


Horsemen Association
499 Nevada St
Merced, CA



Acres burned: 75,500
Containment: 40%
Structures Threatened: 1,500 structures threatened

Structures Destroyed: 60 residences, 63 minor structures, 13 residences damages and 7 minor structures damaged

Current Situation:

Last night firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines. Today conditions will start to heat up. High temperatures are expected to range from 96-102 degrees with minimum humidities from 12-16 percent. Fire activity is expected to be moderate with isolated tree torching. The damage inspection team is now approximately 98 percent complete with their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, "One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire".

Firefighters worked through the night establishing and reinforcing containment lines. Much of the fire is steep and rugged with areas difficult to access. Damage assessment crews have completed approximately 80% of their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. The weather is expected to be hot and dry with winds out of the West-Northwest. The fire continues to challenge firefighters in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.

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
UPDATE: Evacuation orders have been lifted for Old Hwy from Hwy 49 South to Totokon Rd and all side roads, Old Hwy from Guadalupe Fire Rd to Hwy 140 (Catheys Valley)- Guadalupe Fire Rd will remain under an evacuation order, Bear Valley Rd, Hunters Valley Rd, Hunters Valley Mt. Access Rd, Detwiler Rd, Cotton Creek Rd
HWY 49-N from Schilling Rd. to Oakridge Rd. and ALL feeder roads, HWY 132 from HWY 49-N to Windy Point, the town of Coulterville, Dogtown Rd. from Greeley Hill Rd. to Texas Hill Rd., ALL of Texas Hill Rd., Schilling Rd from HWY 49-N to Texas Hill Rd, Greeley Hill Rd. from Dogtown Rd. (Coulterville) to Dogtown Rd. near Bowers Cave. All roads between Greeley Hill Rd, Texas Hill Rd. Bull Creek Rd from Greeley Hill Rd to the Merced River, Old Yosemite Rd to the Five Corners intersection.

Evacuation Advisory:

Cal Fire Evacuation Guide

Evacuations Orders - South County
Hwy 49-S from Ben Hur Rd to Indian Peak Rd and ALL feeder roads, Ashworth to Silver Lane and ALL feeder roads, Silver Bar to Ashworth and ALL feeder roads, Indian Peak to Oak Grove Rd and ALL feeder roads, Oak Grove Rd from Miwuk Rd to Oak Grove School Rd and ALL feeder roads, Allred Rd from 49S to Morningstar Lane and ALL feeder roads, Morningstar Lane to Carlton Rd and ALL feeder roads, Carlton Rd to Silva Rd and ALL feeder roads, Silva Rd to Hwy 49 South and 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 and Yosemite Oak Rd and all of Mariposa Town, 49-N from Mariposa to Fremont Fort, Mt Bullion Cuttoff Rd-from 49-N to 72b, School Ln, Rd 72A, Princeton Rd-from 49-N to 72b, Pendola Gardens, Old Toll, Corbett Creek Rd, Mt. Ophir, Hornitos Rd, Mt Gaines, No.9 Rd and Ben Hur Rd from Hwy 49 S. to Buckeye.

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 feeder roads, Buck Meadows Rd. north of Greeley Hill Rd. to HWY 120, Old Yosemite Rd and Bull Creek Rd.

Get Set: Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate. (Cal Fire)
Road Closures
HWY49-N from Fremont to Oakridge Rd., Bear Valley Rd at Mt Gaines Rd, HWY 132 at Horseshoe Bend, Ben Hur at Buckeye, Colorado Rd at Rancheria Creek, Greeley at Dogtown Rd to the end of Greeley Hill and Dogtown, Smith Station Rd and Greeley Hill Rd, Lakeview at HWY 140 and Grosgean at HWY 140. Highway 49 North- Closed from Fremont Fort to Oakridge Rd (Coulterville), French Camp Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North, West Whitlock- Closed at Hwy 49 North,Agua Fria Rd- Closed at Hwy 49 North, 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, All Roads off of Hwy 140 remain closed- Between Hwy 49S and Hornitos 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 canceled today and Endoscopy is canceled 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 fire breaks 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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