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Detwiler Fire evacuees ready to head back to Mariposa

As mandatory evacuation orders began to lift, Red Cross emergency shelters in Oakhurst thinned out over the weekend. Many evacuees returned to Mariposa, either to homes for those living in town, or to a temporary Red Cross shelter set up at the Mariposa Elementary School.

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Dramatic video shows a helicopter snuffing out portions of a wildfire near Oakhurst

Video posted to Facebook by Sierra Star reporter Mark Evan Smith shows a helicopter dropping a load of water on a spreading grass fire near Sierra Pines Church off Highway 49 near Oakhurst, Calif. June 29, 2017. The fire burned 5.1 acres and was 60 percent contained by late afternoon Thursday.
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