Evacuations ordered in main area of Mariposa as Detwiler Fire approaches
The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office called all available units back to key parts of the main town area shortly before noon Tuesday, which could mean that portions of the city will be evacuated as the Detwiler Fire creeps closer.
Evacuations have been ordered along Highway 49 north from Agua Fria Road to Highway 140, in the center of Mariposa, along with all feeder roads.
A Red Cross evacuation shelter has been set up at the EV Free Church located at 50443 School House Road.
The Sierra Star has placed a call with the sheriff's office awaiting details about this action.
Over scanner reports, firefighters have called for numerous additional Very Large Air Tankers and at least 10 strike teams to prepare for structure defense in the main areas
This story will be updated.