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.
On Wednesday firefighters battled several grass fires -- many of which were exacerbated by high winds and dry conditions.