Blaze ignited along San Joaquin River

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A vegetation fire raged along the San Joaquin River outside Newman on Wednesday, charring an estimated 10 acres and bringing in agencies from Stanislaus and Merced counties.

There were no injuries reported from the fire. One out building was destroyed, according to the Newman Fire Department.

The fire was first reported at 1:44 p.m. July 29 in the area of Hills Ferry and River roads. The Newman Fire Department fire officer was the first at the scene and found a vegetation fire along the river bottom which had already jumped to the Merced County side, igniting both sides of the riverbank.

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