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Rural Merced County home burns along Highway 59, fire officials say

Merced County CA fire damages rural home, chief says

Calfire Merced County firefighters put out a fire that destroyed about half of a rural 1,000-square-foot home on Highway 59 that caught fire about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, according to Battalion Chief John Slate.
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Calfire Merced County firefighters put out a fire that destroyed about half of a rural 1,000-square-foot home on Highway 59 that caught fire about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, according to Battalion Chief John Slate.

About half of a rural 1,000-square-foot Merced County home on Highway 59 was damaged by a fire Thursday, according to fire officials.

Battalion Chief John Slate said Calfire Merced County got the call about 12:30 p.m. and attacked the blaze in the single-family home south of Bellevue Road. No injuries were reported.

Three engines, a water tender and about 14 firefighters responded to put down the flames, Slate said.

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