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Grass fire threatens homes, forces evacuations in Manteca

Grass fire no longer threatening homes in Manteca
Grass fire no longer threatening homes in Manteca 00:17

MANTECA — Evacuations were briefly ordered due to a growing grass fire in Manteca, officials said Monday.

The Manteca Fire said the 10-acre fire originated at around 2:40 p.m. and was in the area of McKinley Avenue and Bronzan Road on the west side of the city.

Around a dozen homes in the area were threatened. Manteca Fire said the evacuations applied to Bronzan Road and officials were helping people and their animals get to safety.

However, just after 4:30 p.m., the Manteca Police Department said homes were no longer threatened by the fire as firefighters had gotten the flames under control.  

The McKinley off-ramp there was also closed for some time due to zero visibility caused by the smoke and flames.

Lathrop Fire had personnel respond to assist Manteca Fire, and additional resources were called to the scene.

The public is advised to avoid the area.

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