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Update: TCU Air And Ground Crews Assist With Fire In Merced County

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Update at 3:45 p.m.: Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of CAL Fire has helped to contain a vegetation fire in the Snelling area of Merced County.

All of Columbia aircraft and ground crews consisting of two engines and dozer battling the blaze have been called off the scene. The fire was contained at 10 to 15 acres in sizes. It ignited around 3 p.m. in the grass along Merced Falls Road near J-59. A local crew will remain on the scene for the next hour mopping up. No injuries were reported and what sparked the blaze is under investigation.

Original post at 3:10 p.m.: Snelling, CA — Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of CAL Fire is assisting Merced County with a vegetation fire in the Snelling area.

CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore reports that all of Columbia aircraft and ground crews consisting of two engines and dozer are responding to the blaze. The fire is 10 to 15 acres in sizes and burning in the grass along Merced Falls Road near J-59. There are no details on the flame’s rate of spread or whether any structures are threatened at this time. An update will be provided as soon as new details come into the newsroom.

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