Many of you have heard about the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County, and I’ve received a number of emails asking about our safety. Claudia and I appreciate everyone’s concern very much. It’s gratifying to know that so many people care – thank you!
Please know that we are safe and our house is not in danger. We’ve been under an evacuation advisory (that means it’s not mandatory) since Tuesday, but activity on the end of the fire closest to your house (the southern end) seems to have calmed down, and we expect the advisory to be lifted soon. Of course we’re packed and ready to go just in case, and we have a place to stay if necessary, but at this point it’s highly unlikely that we’ll need to evacuate.
Unfortunately I can’t respond to all the emails I’ve received, but again, Claudia and I are very grateful for your concern. Thank you all so much!
Meanwhile, thousands of other Mariposa County residents remain evacuated, and a number of people have lost their homes. Please keep all those people in your thoughts and prayers.
— Michael Frye