11:46 a.m.: The fire is contained, according to firefighters on scene. The fire, which damaged an abandoned building and an abandoned vehicle, was limited to a couple of acres, firefighters said. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
11:30 a.m.: Merced city and county firefighters are responding to a grass fire reported on the 100 block of East Childs Avenue, just east of G Street. According to radio dispatchers, several nearby homes may be threatened by the blaze.
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