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Detwiler Fire Health Information
Advisories and Health Related Information

Unsafe Excavations after a Wildfire
Community Presentation at the Board of Supervisors board room on 11/13/17

Mariposa County Recovers
Detwiler Fire Resources

Notice Regarding Ash and Burn Debris Clean Up - Private Contractor (new 8/25/17)
Information for homeowners NOT participating in County or State sponsored clean up

An electronic version of the documents mailed to homeowners that had structural loss from the Detwiler Fire
Important information for homeowners

Important Notice Regarding Debris Removal
Important Notice Regarding Debris Removal

Water Tanks Available Free of Cost
Information on Water Tanks Available

Ash and Burn Debris Clean-up and Removal

It is recommended that debris and ash from burned structures remain undisturbed until further instructions are issued. This recommendation is in place to protect the health of anyone who may come into contact with the waste, including solid waste facility employees, solid waste haulers, and the public.
Read the Advisory Notice here for details and more

Food Safety after a Power Outage
Take a look at this List of Frozen and Refrigerated food safety recommendations to follow after a power outage.  
Web-based information on power outages is available at

Household Hazardous Waste  
As a service to property owners impacted by the recent fires, Mariposa County requested the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to start the first phase of a Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) removal process. Residents are strongly urged to leave all HHW in place and not remove any HHW or damaged containers from their properties.
DTSC will work with any property owners who want to have this assistance. 

Private Wells after a Fire 
This brochure provides recommendations for assuring your private home well is in good working order and the drinking water is safe after a fire.  

Should you have questions about any of the information shown, or other concerns, please contact the Health Department at 209-966-3689.

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PO Box 784 | 5100 Bullion St. | Mariposa, CA 95338