Community affected by Detwiler Fire rallying together and thanking first responders

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Friday was move out Day for the American Red Cross, the shelter opened back on July 20th for residents affected by the Detwiler Fire. (KFSN)

Friday was move out Day for the American Red Cross, the shelter opened back on July 20th for residents affected by the Detwiler Fire. Volunteers packed up the last of the supplies before heading out of town.

"This has been a great community effort, just a terrific community effort. We've had donations from local businesses, local individuals, people willing to donate their services and we've put them to work up here," said Arthur Hopkins, American Red Cross.

Tourists are coming back and businesses are open once again after evacuation orders were lifted over the weekend.

Many shop owners have decided to donate part of their profits to a local relief fund.

"We are so, so, grateful for the firefighters and our sheriff's department and police and CHP that saved our town, and the enthusiasm and work ethic to get this town up and running again," said Don Costa, business owner.

Residents will get the chance to thank the heroes of the Detwiler Fire and celebrate the strength and resilience of the community with a free concert at the Mariposa Art Park Saturday night.

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