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Sunday, 04 September 2016 11:41

Brush Fire Possibly Started by Cigarette

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MODESTO - Fire crews responded to a brush fire Sunday morning, possibly started by a cigarette.

 
The fire was reported at about 10:21am near the 4500 block of Roselle Avenue. The fire was initially reported to be a quarter acre in size in close proximity to a home.
 
Fire crews brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Roselle Avenue was closed at Plainview and Claribel Roads to traffic.
 
One witness reported to CHP that someone threw out a cigarette that started the fire. The fire reached one acre in size.
 
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Saturday, 03 September 2016 11:22

Old Cell Phone Collection to Benefit Active Troops

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LOS BANOS - A collection drive for old cell phones has been organized to help benefit active duty military personnel.

The collection is happening at Los Banos Fire Station 1, located at 333 7th Street during the month of September. The goal is to collect 100 devices by the end of the month. Each device valued at $5, or a $5 contribution will convert to a free 2.5 hour calling card for a service member.

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The drive will collect old cell phones, tablets and smart phones working or not. Century 21 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 166 is also participating in the collection.

Since 2004, the event has provided more than 220 million free minutes of talk time for troops, and has recycled 11.7 million devices. Over 2800 families of veterans have also received emergency funding since July of 2012.

For more information, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

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Friday, 02 September 2016 09:45

Six Arrested in Sex Registrant Sweep

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MODESTO - Authorities arrested six people during a sex reigstrant sweep targeting offenders who were out of compliance.

The three day operation included the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office, Modesto Police, Probation Officers and US Marshals. In total, 33 compliance checks were completed leading to the six arrests.

Authorities say detectives will follow up and likely lead to about 30 arrest warrants for violators, and US Marshals will follow up on five offenders who have left the state.

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Monday, 29 August 2016 10:05

Hatch Road Closed for Structure Fire

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MODESTO - West Hatch Road was closed Monday morning as fire crews battled flames at a house fire.

Firefighters responded shortly after 9:30am to the 1500 block of Hatch Road between Ustick Avenue and Rancho Encantado Drive. Dark smoke was visible from the home as fire crews arrived.

Within moments, the home experienced structural failure causing a significant portion of the roof to cave in.

Multiple fire crews from Modesto and Ceres responded to the scene. Sheriff Deputies assisted with traffic control.

Cause and damage estimate was not available at time of publication.

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Monday, 29 August 2016 09:08

Rescue at Spencer Avenue Fire

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MODESTO - Fire crews responded to a structure fire with at least one person in the building Monday morning.

The fire was dispatched shortly after 9:00am on the 800 block of Spencer Avenue. Burbank-Paradise Fire crews reported heavy black smoke visible from a residential unit.

Moments later the incident commander requested additional resources and an ambulance, indicating a rescue was in progress.

Further updates will be posted as they become available.

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Monday, 29 August 2016 08:45

School Locked Down After Weapon Tip

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TURLOCK - Authorities placed a school on lockdown Monday morning after receiving an anonymous tip of an armed student.

 
Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies and officers with California Highway Patrol responded to Roselawn School to do a safety sweep after receiving the tip. 
 
It is unclear if the student left the school on the bus or what type of weapon was seen.
 
Further details will be posted as they become available.
 
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Sunday, 28 August 2016 15:19

Local Crews Respond to San Andreas Wildfire

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SAN ANDREAS - Several local fire agencies responded Sunday afternoon to assist in a swift moving brush fire threatening several homes.

 
The Willow Fire grew from 50 to 300 acres in a couple hours, threatening several nearby residences. At time of publication, the fire was 3% contained.
 
Evacuation advisories were issued for homes in the areas of Mountain Ranch and Willow Creek Roads. California Highway Patrol Officers have closed off traffic in the area.
 
Further updates will be posted as they become available.