VIDEO: Evacuations ordered for town of Mariposa near Yosemite due to Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA (KRON) — Evacuations have been ordered for the town of Mariposa Tuesday due to the Detwiler Fire, according to Cal Fire.

The wildfire has burned 25,000 acres and is only five percent contained.

The blaze has destroyed eight homes and damaged a building since it started Sunday afternoon. About 1,500 structures are threatened.

Vegetation dried from a decade-long drought is helping the flames spread quickly.

Steep terrain is also making the fire difficult to control for the nearly 800 firefighters at the scene.

The flames are also threatening power lines that supply Yosemite National Park with electricity.

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Firefighters from Marin County are helping to fight the fire.

Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a California State of Emergency for the fire.

There are 1,400 firefighters currently battling the fire.

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EVACUATION ORDERS:

Evacuation Advisory: 

Hwy 49s from Ben Hur rd to Indian Peak Rd- including all feeder roads
Ashworth to Silver Lane including all feeder roads
Silver Bar to Ashworth- including all feeder roads
Indian Peak to Oak Grove Rd- including all feeder roads
Oak Grove Rd from Miwak Rd to Oak Grove School Rd-including all feeder roads
Allred Rd from 49S to Morningstar Lane- including all feeder roads
Morningstar Lane to Carlton Rd- including all feeder roads
Carlton Rd to Silva Rd- including all feeder roads
Silva Rd to Hwy 49 South- including all feeder roads

Red Cross Shelter Evacuation and small animal shelter is located at the Evangelical Free Church at 50443 School Road, Oakhurst, CA and Cesar Chavez Junior High at 161 Plainsburg Rd, Planada

ROAD CLOSURES:

HWY-49 at HWY-132 (Coulterville Rd.) – Restricted access to locals with addresses in La Grange, Coulterville, or Greely Hill only; Bear Valley Rd. at Exchequer Rd.; Hornitos Rd. and Old Toll Rd.; HWY-49 and Mt Bullion Cutoff.; Mt. Gains Rd. at No.9 Rd.; Hwy 49 at Aqua Fria.; Hwy 140 at Aqua Fria.

EVACUATION CENTERS:

THREE IN OAKHURST :

– Sierra Vista Presbyterian; 39696 Hwy 41

– The Mountain Christian Center; 40299 Hwy 49

– Evangelical Free Church; 50443 School Road

ONE IN PLANADA:

– Cesar Chavez Junior High at 161 Plainsburg Rd

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