When the July 16 Ditwiler Fire roared through Hunter’s Valley, Cathys Valley, the Mt. Bullion area and towards the town of Mariposa, it destroyed hundreds of wooden power poles, electrical lines and transformers, leaving 11,000 customers without electricity.
The American Red Cross will be at the Detwiler Fire Local Assistance Center in Mariposa on Tuesday, July 25, at the Mariposa County High School Gymnasium located at 5074 Old Highway N from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m..
On July 22, a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vessel on Bass Lake due to various violations of Harbor and Navigation codes. It was found the person was operating the equipment under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and negligent operations endangering life and limb of themselves and those on the lake. They were arrested and booked into Madera County Jail.
In a 7 a.m., Sunday, July 23 Detwiler Fire update, more than 4,750 fire personnel are on scene, with the fire remaining at 40% containment. Total acreage burned is 76,000, with 1,500 structures threatened.
The 129th Rescue Wing shows its recent firefighting efforts in Northern California. The crew on the Pave Hawk helicopter, included Major Nate Nowaski, Capt. Tyler Gibson, Staff Sgt. Christian Meyers and Senior Airman Ryan Dumatol. Video was posted July 17, 2017.
129th Rescue WingCalifornia National Guard
Up-close footage of California National Guard firefighting efforts
See the Detwiler fire from satellite high above California
Detwiler Fire on social media: Flame. Smoke. And a goat
Grading has begun for the long-awaited EMCSPCA no-kill shelter in Ahwahnee