Oakdale, CA — Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials report the extent of the fire in Oakdale has been downgraded to eight acres. Crews remain on scene managing three spot fires but the fire is reported as contained at this time.
A Cal Fire helicopter out of Columbia helped to put the fire out with water from a storage pond in the area of the blaze. Fire officials report 12,000 gallons were used to douse the flames. (see the map below) Other Columbia aircraft also assisted along with six engines from the Tuolumne County Fire Department. The fire was reported at 1:08 pm. Cal Fire reported the flames broke out in some grass along Rodden Road and Mc Leod Avenue. The cause is under investigation but officials say they suspected the cause to be electrical in nature. PG&E is involved in the assessing and repairing damage in the area.
The fire was initially reported to have grown from six to 25 acres with flames jumping the Stanislaus River. Embers from the fire damaged one home’s attic but crews were able put the flames out quickly. Precautionary evacuations were in place for 10 to 15 homes of Scarlett Oak Drive. Those resident have returned to their homes. The initial news story is here.