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Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows

Yosemite under threat as wildfire engulfs northern California (VIDEOS & PHOTOS) California's Governor declared an emergency following wildfires on Tuesday
Andrew Cummings | 23 July, 2017, 00:57

Several towns in Mariposa County are under evacuation orders as officials struggle to contain the rapidly moving fire, named the Detwiler fire after its origin near Detwiler Road.

Firefighters in California have lifted an evacuation order for residents of a Gold Rush-era town that was threatened by a wildfire.

As of now, the fire remains at 7 percent containment, and continues to threaten almost 5,000 structures, while it has already destroyed 8.

Cal Fire command staff said the Detwiler blaze has so far destroyed 58 residences, 60 minor structures, damaged 11 residences and six minor structures.

Numerous 5,000 people told to leave several foothill communities remain under evacuation orders as firefighters battle the ongoing blaze. Cal Fire said it has burned 45 buildings and damaged another six since it began on Monday.

More than 3,800 fire personnel have been assigned to the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The remains of a home just outside the town of Mariposa.

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"The place is like a ghost town", Dewey said.

A Selma firefighter was thrown from a pumper after the apparatus hit a tree stump during the Detwiler Fire in Northern California. As of early Friday, it was just 15 percent contained.

"The imminent threat to Mariposa is over, but fire crews are maintaining the line to control the threat", he said.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Mariposa County on Tuesday.

Isolano also said Highway 140 between Mariposa and Yosemite has been reopened.

Rangers warned visitors with respiratory problems to be mindful of the smoky haze over the park's landmark Half Dome rock face.

About 50 Yosemite National Park employees, however, have been displaced because of the blaze, said Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards.

Record rain and snowfall in the mountains this winter abruptly ended California's five-year drought.

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