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Single-Vehicle Crash Sparks Fire Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters and aircraft responded to reports of a fire caused by a non-injury motor vehicle accident in the Raymond area today.

At about 10:15 a.m., a Saturn Vue crashed off the roadway, igniting a vegetation fire on Road 400 near Road 406 just south of Hensley Lake.

Engines were dispatched, along with a water tender, dozer, two crews out of Mt. Bullion and suppression aircraft.

Air Attack out of Fresno was over the scene at 10:34 a.m., and reported the fire at one-quarter acre, burning in grass with a slow rate of spread. Air tankers 82 and 83, already en route, were cancelled at that point, while the Air Attack stayed overhead to monitor the fire.

The incident was handled by the first engines at scene, and all other resources were called off at 10:42 and returned to their stations.

The fire was reported controlled at 11:20 a.m.

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