July 27, 2014

News & Notes

A vegetation fire broke out at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday on the 5700 block of Terminal Avenue, about a quarter-mile north of Claribel Road in Riverbank. The fire burned about 5 acres of tall grass and other vegetation, said Battalion Chief Rick Bussell of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from homes and a commerical building, he said. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation. The site is close to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The district had help on the scene from fire crews from Modesto, Oakdale and Escalon.

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