Fast-Moving Blaze Destroys Structures, Threatens Homes in Mariposa County

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A post continues to burn after the Detwiler Fire burned through on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California.
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Firefighters spray water on the Detwiler Fire on July 18, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 25,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is five percent contained.
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The Detwiler Fire burns in the hills above town on July 18, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 25,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is five percent contained.
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A firefighter sprays water on the Detwiler Fire on July 18, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 25,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is five percent contained.
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Dried grass burns during the Detwiler Fire on July 18, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained.
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A firefighter monitors the Detwiler Fire on July 18, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 25,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is five percent contained.
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Firefighters spray water on the Detwiler Fire on July 18, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 25,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is five percent contained.
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A burned out car sits next to a home that was destroyed by the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained.
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A half burned real estate sign stands on the side of the road during the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained.
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A gas line continues to burn at a home that was destroyed by the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained.
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: A plane drops fire retardant on a ridge ahead the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least eight structures. The fire is seven percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: A post continues to burn after the Detwiler Fire burned through on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least eight structures. The fire is seven percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: Flames approach a home as the Detwiler Fire burns through brush on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least eight structures. The fire is seven percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: Smoke rises from a hillside that was burned by the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: Flames approach a home as the Detwiler Fire burns through brush on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least eight structures. The fire is seven percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: Cal Fire firefighters monitor the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least eight structures. The fire is seven percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: A Cal Fire firefighter monitors the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least eight structures. The fire is seven percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: A chimney stands in the remains of a home burned by the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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MARIPOSA, CA - JULY 19: A burned out car sits next to the remains of a home burned by the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire that has burned more than 45,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and destroyed at least 8 structures. The fire is 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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