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Escalon Fire Near Modesto Fully Contained, Three Houses Burned

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UPDATE - June 19 - 6:02 a.m.

In Stanislaus County, a wind-driven fire that raged out-of-control north of Modesto Thursday afternoon is now 100 percent contained. The fire destroyed three structures and charred up to 40 acres of vegetation.

A dozen homes south of the Stanislaus River had to be evacuated. One woman suffered minor burns and was taken to a hospital.

The Modesto Bee reports the fire was believed to have started in an area south of Escalon, near River Road and then jumped the river heading toward Modesto.

UPDATE 11:30 p.m.

Fire officials say the 40-acre Escalon Fire north of Modesto was fully contained late Thursday, according to the Modesto Bee. Randall Bradley, chief of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District, said at least three structures were lost and a dozen additional homes were evacuated.

The fast-moving grass fire started around 3 p.m.


Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/news/article24915469.html#storylink=cpy

UPDATE 6:04 p.m.

News 10 is reporting the fire bring north of Modesto is at 50 percent containment. 

Twelve homes have been evacuated and two burned down.

UPDATE 5:40 p.m.

Several structures have been burned north of Modesto after a brush fire jumped the Stanislaus River and started burning in a southerly direction.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff says the fire is burning on the east side of McHenry Avenue onto Hogue Road and evacuations are now mandatory for people living on Hogue Road.

KCRA is reporting more than 100 people are being evacuated.


Several structures have been burned north of Modesto after a brush fire jumped the Stanislaus River and started burning in a southerly direction.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff says the fire is burning on the east side of McHenry Avenue onto Hogue Road and evacuations are now mandatory for people living on Hogue Road.

The Sheriff says the fire in San Joaquin County was initially believed to have started in an area south of Escalon and then jumped the river and headed toward the Del Rio community.

Fire crews are trying to get a handle on the fire.