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What Modesto firefighters did when a "brother" died in the Thomas Fire

Firefighters from Modesto, Turlock, Stanislaus Consolidated, Patterson and Manteca, on loan to battle Southern California's largest blaze, took over when a unit was pulled out of the Thomas Fire because a firefighter had been killed. Later, those from this area rallied 50 firefighters for an impromptu last-call and flag-lowering ceremony.

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Live nativity tells story of Christ’s birth in Modesto

Free Methodist Church has been offering its live nativity drama, the story of the first Christmas in Bethlehem. The presentations are offered every 30 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. with the final performances set for Sunday, Dec. 17, at the church, 1520 Rose Ave. in Modesto. In addition, a drive-through nativity is being offered at the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene, 1700 W. F St., from 6 to 8 p.m., also through Sunday.

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Eula Drive Fire

Fire causes damage to Eula Drive East Modesto home Sunday December 17th 2017.
mbicek@modbee.com
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