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Stockton Police Department Issues Evacuation Orders Due To Large Fire

The Stockton Police Department says evacuations are in place this evening as a large fire burns in the area of Weber Avenue and B Street, east of downtown and just north of Highway Four.

Capital Public Radio's Stockton Reporter Rich Ibarra says the fire is burning in a large pile of wooden pallets on a property adjacent to a rail yard. Several cars and a neighboring structure downwind from the pallet fire could also be seen burning in the area.

The Department says the following streets are closed in the area: Weber Avenue to Myrtle Road and B Street to E Street. 

A large plume of dark smoke can be seen for miles.

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