Ballico irrigation hose fire causes $15K damage, no injuries

The Merced County Fire Department said it responded to an irrigation hose fire Saturday around 8 p.m. in Ballico on Pepper Road south of South Avenue.

The fire burned about 30 coils of irrigation hose, containing 10,000 feet of irrigation hose per coil. The estimated dollar loss was $15,000.

Firefighters saved a double mobile home about 40 feet away from the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.Agencies included the Merced County Fire Department and Cal Fire.