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Update: Local Aircraft Helping Battling Cord Fire Near Clements

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Update at 4:45 p.m.: The fire was contained at 23 acres. The fire’s cause has been determined to be equipment issues that occurred during a fence repair. CAL Fire once again stresses the need for proper use of equipment. In this specific case, a grinder was being utilized near Cord road and East Acampo Road and its sparks ignited the fire.

Update at 1:12 p.m.:Clements, CA — Air and ground resources this afternoon are on the scene of a vegetation fire burning on Cord Road near east Acampo Road in the Clements area (San Joaquin County), west of Wallace.

It is approximately 20 acres, according to CAL Fire. The Cord Fire is not threatening any structures at this time. You will notice activity in the area.