California Detwiler Fire Burns Over 25000 Acres, 5000 Residents Near Yosemite Evacuated

20 July, 2017, 00:29 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Evacuations canceled for North Fire in Happy Valley — currently, six acres burned

About 4,500 homes and businesses in Mariposa are threatened by the fire, and thousands of residents evacuated Tuesday.

According to officials, The Northern California blaze is threatening at least 1,500 homes as well as power lines that provide electricity to the park.

The fire, named the Detwiler fire, started Sunday afternoon and has been growing since to encompass 20,000 acres.

Firefighters from a Burbank engine company take a break after working all night tackling the Whittier Fire near Santa Barbara, California.

"I haven't seen these conditions in a long time, it's a wind driven, slope-driven, fuel-driven fire", Cal Fire's Jerry Fernandez told Fresno's ABC affiliate.

BSP supremo Mayawati resigns from Rajya Sabha
During her speech, she alleged that Dalits were being targeted and sought attention of the House on the issue. One of India's top female politicians and Dalit (formerly untouchable) icon has quit her parliamentary seat.

Amazon Anytime - The Revolutionary New Messaging App?
Moreover, a very important feature of it will be the ability to share photos and videos with your contacts. Apparently, the app will enable users to chat with businesses for customer service and even for shopping.

Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice dies
Uncle Luke and other notable artists paid homage to Fresh Kid Ice , who was also known as " The Chinaman " on social media. The Supreme Court ruled in favour with 2 Live Crew in 1992 but the case led to parental advisory labels on album covers.

"Structure protection was provided in the area of Summerhill Road, but there was no damage to any structures, and no injuries", East Fork Battalion Chief Scott Fraser said.

The fire has crossed Highways 49 and 140, which are now closed in the area of the fire. According to officials, the fire is getting dangerously close to electrical lines that supply power to Yosemite and its facilities. It was only about five percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire, and also posed a threat to several other small foothill communities.

The Detwiler Fire has grown to 45,724 acres and is only 7% contained.

CAL FIRE says if it can be proven that maintenance negligence caused the vehicle to catch on fire, the driver could face charges and fines.

Around 4.4 million acres (1.8 million hectares) have been burned since the start of 2017, compared to 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares) in the same period a year ago, according to the website. "Please turn in any fireworks to your local fire department".

Recommended:



Popular

BBC stars' pay: Full list of corporation's top earners revealed
"Ofcom say they will set the BBC targets for on screen diversity but will not set targets for diversity behind the camera". It's important to note that numerous BBC's high-profile stars aren't included in this list.

Trump's six-month approval rating hits historic low
Approximately so low approval ratings (39%) after six months of his tenure was President Gerald Ford in February 1975. Forty-three percent approve of the president's handling of the economy, while 41 percent disapprove.

Afghan Girls Robotics Team Allowed To Enter US For Competition
Over 160 countries will attend the worldwide robotics challenge which will be held in Washington from July 16. The ordeal has a happy ending but still meant an arduous, emotional journey for the team.

Trump's budget could reduce deficits, just not as much as he claims
The administration's tax reform proposal, for example, "lacked the specificity necessary to evaluate any effects", the CBO wrote. The stakes on completing a budget are high for the Trump administration.

Google Play Music's New Release Radio Station is Now Available to All
For example, you can say - "Hey Google , Play Hey Jude (replace it with your choice of song or artist) from my library". A few weeks have passed since, and it looks like the feature is ready for primetime for every Google Play Music user.

Here's Where to Get Free Fries on National French Fry Day
Many celebrated the holiday, including Chickie's and Pete's , which is offering its world-famous Crab Fries for $1 until midnight. Simplot Company plans to crank up its famous fryer today in celebration of National French Fry Day.

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies
The Chinese literary critic, lecturer and human rights activist was a leader in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 . Although he was recently "released" from a Chinese prison to be treated for late-stage liver cancer, Dr.

Two Iowa State seniors make All-Big 12 preseason team
A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Cotton-Moya led the team with three takeaways and tied for the team lead with two interceptions. Exclusive coverage from the event will also be available on the Big 12's digital platforms - Big12Sports.com.

We've come a long way since 'Gangnam Style'
While the dance-infused " Gangnam Style " clung to the title for five long years, we can't say we're sorry to see it go. The video has been iconic for YouTube , which got its first billion views for a single video with " Gangnam Style ".

United Kingdom court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence
They are proposing giving Charlie a three-month trial to see if he responds. "I will be the first to welcome that outcome". Trump also waded into the debate on Monday, tweeting that the United States "would be delighted" to help.