8:20 a.m.: Thursday is shaping up to be another busy day for Merced County firefighters.
Firefighters from the Cal Fire/Merced County Fire Department are in the midst of battling a almond hull fire in Le Grand.
Battalion Chief Brian Neely that about 20 firefighters have arrived at Minturn Road, near the Madera/Merced County border, where about 1000 tons of almond hulls are ablaze.
Firefighters are also en route to battle rural grass and haystack fires in Livingston and Delhi, Neely said.
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On Wednesday firefighters battled several grass fires -- many of which were exacerbated by high winds and dry conditions.