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>> The 25,000 acre wildfire in Mariposa County, California, has forced about 5,000 residents to evacuate and is still threatening homes and businesses.>> Everybody's scared. You'd never think something like this would happen in your town.>> Called the Detwiler wildfire, it's being fueled by dry and windy conditions and is just one of the three dozen major blazes burning across the west.
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>> It's slowly crawling down the mountain.>> Delmar Humphry lives along Highway 49 in Mariposa.>> I feel safe. I'm right behind the Highway Patrolman's Office. They ain't gonna leave me.>> Captain Jerry Fernandes of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the main blaze is not the only concern for firefighters.
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>> We did have a problem earlier today with embers landing and creating spot fires outside of the area that we have been concentrated on.>> CAL FIRE says no injuries have been reported so far, although the crisis is far from over.