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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the Raymond area that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire.

Just before 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at an address on Eagle Drive just off Road 600.

The first unit at scene reported the vehicle was fully involved and would be a total loss. The fire had also spread to about 1/2 acre of vegetation.

As resources continued to arrive, firefighters reported several spot fires out along Road 600.

By 1:38 p.m., the fire had jumped across Road 600 and was spreading east. Additional engines and air tankers were requested.

Resources from Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Sierra National Forest were called out, including two helicopters.

By 1:59 p.m., all resources not already at scene were cancelled and air tankers were released. Two helicopters remained working the fire.

At 2:02 p.m, the incident commander reported the fire was contained at four acres, and estimated four hours for mop-up.

At 2:10 p.m., both helicopters were released.

We are updating this article as conditions change.

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