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  • RIVERBANK - Fire crews battled a brush fire in Riverbank on the 5700 block of Terminal Avenue Sunday evening. Traffic was closed off to the area as firefighters worked. Hoses were been pulled across Terminal Avenue to supply water to crews. Sheriff Deputies provided traffic control. Various crews including Modesto and Stanislaus Consolidated were called to the scene. Other agencies were called to provide station coverage for other calls. Alternate traveling routes are advised. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW  
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    Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Riverbank

  • MODESTO - Emergency crews responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of Standiford Avenue and Colonial Drive Sunday afternoon. The collision occured at about 4:40pm and involved what was described to be a BMW and another white vehicle. The BMW was occupied by a woman. Additional fire department resources were requested to the scene, as well as police for traffic control. Both westbound lanes of Standiford were blocked by the incident. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
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    Traffic Collision on Standiford

  • TRACY - Authorities with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered in a field early Saturday. Officials say they received a report at about 10:45am after receiving a report of a deceased body in a field near the 29200 block of Kasson Road in Tracy. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW Deputies arrived and located a deceased male with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Sheriff detectives were requested to the scene to take over the investigation. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. No motive has been established, and no one was taken into
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    Homicide Investigated in Tracy

  • DENAIR - Authorities with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office took a man into custody early Sunday after setting fire to a trailer and barricading himself inside a home. Officials say the trailer was initially occupied before it was set on fire, but the people inside fled. The incident began as a disturbance at the home on the 400 block of North Verduga Road. The trailer and an outbuilding were fully engulfed in fire when deputies arrived to the scene. An armored vehicle as well as members of the SWAT team responded to the scene to assist. It was reported that the
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    Man Detained After Fire, Standoff

  • MODESTO - Emergency crews responded to a report of a fire near 5th Street in Modesto Sunday afternoon. The fire was initially reported as a vegetation fire that spread to a fence, but has reportedly caught a home on fire as well. Additional fire resources were called to the scene. Live wires were reported down behind one of the homes threatened by fire. The fire was reported around 3:17. An investigator was requested to the scene. The cause is unknown at this time and currently under investigation. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW  
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    Fire Reported Near West Modesto

  • MODESTO - Petra is a 7 year old Italian Greyhound who went missing Thursday night.  She was last seen in the area of Hatch Road and Boise Avenue in South Modesto. She weighs approximately 4.5 pounds. Anyone who may have seen her is asked to email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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    Missing Pet - Petra

  • DENAIR - Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies and fire crews are responding to a report of a home on fire where a person reportedly intentionally set the home ablaze. The fire is located near the 400 block of Verduga Road. The person who allegedly set the fire is said to be armed with a gun. A large column of smoke is visible around the valley from the fire. Fire crews have been dispatched to stage due to the unsafe conditions. We will have more information on this critical incident as it becomes available. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
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    Structure Fire Near Denair

  • MERCED COUNTY - A pair of brush fires in the north county area kept firefighters busy Saturday. The first fire was reported just before 11am near Howard Road and Highway 140. That fire is estimated to have grown to about 90 acres.  The second fire was reported at about 3:30pm and burned an estimated 75 acres near George J Hatfield State Recreation Area. Multiple fire crews responded to the incident, including some from West Stanislaus County. Reports indicated the fire had jumped the Merced River, prompting officials to request road closures to traffic. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW  
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    Brush Fires Burn in Merced County