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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 near Road 407.

At about 11:45 a.m., just as crews were dealing with an 50-acre fire in the Planada area, reports came in of another about 30 miles to the southeast.

There were also reports of a single-vehicle roll-over crash in the same area, but it is not clear if the two are related. CHP traffic indicates that the accident started the fire, however that is not official.

Madera County Engine 15 was the first unit at scene, and reported the fire at about 30 acres with a moderate rate of spread burning in light flashy fuels.

Air resources from Planada were diverted to the Raymond incident, and Air Attack reported there are roads on two sides of the fire that may assist with containment.

Road 407 is being closed at Road 600 on the west, and at the bridge on the east, according to CHP traffic.

As of 12:17 p.m., the fire was estimated at 40 acres, and the incident commander reported it had jumped Road 407 and would soon be threatening structures if the forward progress is not stopped.

Additional resources are en route from Fresno Kings Unit.

At 12:35 p.m., the incident commander reported the forward progress of the fire had been stopped, and estimated the size at 50 to 60 acres at 30 percent containment.

At 12:43 p.m., containment was reported at 50 percent, and the Fresno Kings strike team was cancelled, along with two engines.

At 2:52 p.m., the fire was 85 percent contained at 40 acres.

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