From left, Marc Silva, Greg Bodnar and Mike Foster, firefighters from Monterey County, mop up residual fire in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Mariposa on July 20, 2017. As of Thursday morning, officials estimated the cost of fighting the Detwiler fire at $45.2 million so far, with a projected final cost of $60 million.
From left, Marc Silva, Greg Bodnar and Mike Foster, firefighters from Monterey County, mop up residual fire in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Mariposa on July 20, 2017. As of Thursday morning, officials estimated the cost of fighting the Detwiler fire at $45.2 million so far, with a projected final cost of $60 million. Marcus Yam TNS
From left, Marc Silva, Greg Bodnar and Mike Foster, firefighters from Monterey County, mop up residual fire in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Mariposa on July 20, 2017. As of Thursday morning, officials estimated the cost of fighting the Detwiler fire at $45.2 million so far, with a projected final cost of $60 million. Marcus Yam TNS

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