Detwiler Fire update, July 22, 2017

(Originally published t 6:40 a.m. PDT July 22, 2017)

The Detwiler Fire in the California Sierra foothills was less active Friday than in previous days but there was growth of the fire on the northeast side 6 miles southeast of Coulterville and also in an area 5 miles south of the community. CAL FIRE is calling it 75,200 acres.

The evacuation order for Mariposa has been lifted but remains in effect for other areas. PG&E has re-energized some of the power lines along Highway 49.

An inversion overnight helped slow the spread of the fire. Friday night a weather station in Mariposa recorded a low of 62 degrees and a relative humidity that reached 65 percent before dawn. But it will be warm and dry on Saturday at Coulterville —  97 degrees, 19 percent RH, with 6 mph winds out of the southwest and west.

Fire officials have almost completed a survey of structures affected by the fire, reporting that 61 residences and 63 “minor structures” have been destroyed and another 13 residences damaged.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

4 thoughts on “Detwiler Fire update, July 22, 2017”

  1. As a greenhorn to modern geospacial mapping, Arcview and GIS can someone explain how to enlarge this incident map so that I can read the legend?

    1. Double tapping my mouse on my iMac maybe doubled the view. Shows spread of fire by time and day.
      My guess is as follows:

      17th – 11pm
      19th – 11am
      18th – 11pm
      19th – 8am
      19th – 1pm
      20th – 8am
      20th – 10pm
      21st – 1pm


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