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.
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