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Firefighters battle barn blaze

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All Turlock Fire units responded to a working structure fire in the 900 block of Souza St. at approximately 4:56 p.m. Monday. First arriving crews found smoke and flames coming from the second story of a barn. Crews brought the fire under control within 30 minutes.

Through Turlock Fire’s resource sharing partners, two additional engines, one truck, and one additional battalion chief also responded. Crews worked for an extended period of time conducting overhaul of the fire building. There were no injuries reported and no residents were displaced.

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Modesto Fire crews respond to 274 calls for service in 24 hours

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The Fourth of July had Modesto fire crews running from Modesto and Ceres to Salida and Oakdale.

According to the Modesto Fire Department, crews responded to 274 calls for service between 7 a.m. on July 4 to 7 a.m. on July 5. 

The calls for service included 65 fires, eight structure/building fires, 41 vegetation fires and 16 trash fires.

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Crews battle 2-alarm grass fire along American River in Sacramento

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Firefighters are working to extinguish a two-alarm grass fire along the American River Parkway in Sacramento, fire officials said.

Flames first broke out around 1:27 p.m. Saturday near the 1400 block of Northgate Boulevard. The fire is a half-acre in size.

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No injuries reported after empty home catches fire in Turlock

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Firefighters say a house is set to be demolished after it caught fire Tuesday morning in Turlock.

Turlock Fire Department said their crews responded around 9:25 a.m. and arrived to find a fire along the 1600 block of Geer Road that had extended from the first floor to the second.

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Firefighters finish patient’s yardwork

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 Firefighters in Turlock traded in hoses and ladders for a lawn mower and a leaf blower Friday morning.

In a Facebook post, the Turlock Fire Department said that crews responded to a house after someone had a medical emergency while doing yardwork.

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Construction worker buried alive, saved by crew and firefighters in west Modesto

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A construction worker was standing above a 30-foot trench in west Modesto where a sewer system is being installed when the earth beneath him gave way Friday morning.

The man, who is in his 60s, fell nearly 30 feet and several feet of dirt piled on top of him, said Modesto Fire Department Battalion Chief Ed Bartley.

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Fire department in Stanislaus County goes on hiring spree to fill vacant positions

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Turlock has hired seven firefighters to fill Fire Department vacancies.

The new recruits began a 14-week academy training Tuesday, Sept. 27, and are expected to start working shifts in January, said Capt. Jason Bernard, department spokesman.

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