SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Mariposa County due to the effects of the Detwiler Fire, which has burned thousands of acres, damaged power, water and communication infrastructure, threatened homes and caused the evacuation of residents.
Link to Governor’s Proclamation’s page: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19876
The full text of the proclamation is below:
PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS on July 16, 2017, the Detwiler Fire started in Mariposa County and has rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continues to burn; and
WHEREAS this fire has destroyed structures and continues to threaten homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents; and
WHEREAS the fire has damaged power, water, and communication infrastructure, and has forced the closure of major highways and local roads; and
WHEREAS extreme weather conditions and high temperatures have further increased the … continue reading »