County firefighters battling 2-acre fire on Highway 59 at Bellevue Road

LIVINGSTON- Merced County Fire Department is engaged in the suppression of a two-acre fire that started around 11:15 a.m. on Highway 59 and Bellevue Road in the Merced area.

The cause is under investigation

The department reminded the public to use caution while traveling on Highway 59 and Bellevue Road because of heavy smoke and fire equipment working in the area.

Five Merced County engines, one Merced County water tender, one prevention officer and one chief officer are involved.