Barn fire erupts south of Oakdale, but firefighters protect nearby house

Firefighters stopped flames in a barn from spreading to a nearby house south of Oakdale on Monday night, officials reported.

The call came at about 9 p.m. from Kemper Road at Albers Road, a few miles south of Oakdale and east of Modesto. Firefighters found the barn and hay burning but were able to save residential structures on the property, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District reported.

“They are now working on taking the heat out of the barn/hay fire,” a Facebook post said.

The district had help from the Hughson Volunteer Firefighters Association, the Keyes Fire Protection District and the Modesto Fire Department.

John Holland: 209-578-2385