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Firefighters respond to 107-acre vegetation fire Saturday in Los Banos area

The Merced County Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire at 9:47 a.m. Saturday on Volta Road east of Interstate 5 in the Los Banos area.

The fire involved 107 acres of vegetation, and the cause is under investigation.

Six Merced County engines, one U.S. Fish and Wildlife fire engine, one NPS Point Reyes fire engine, one Los Banos City fire water tender, one Merced County water tender, one NPS Point Reyes supervisor and one chief officer responded to the fire.

The Merced County Fire Department also responded Saturday to a residential structure fire at 5:16 p.m. on the 6000 block of Fleming Road in the Atwater area.

The cause is also under investigation.

Four Merced County engines, one Atwater City fire engine, one Merced County water tender, one prevention officer, and one chief officer responded to that fire.

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