VEGETATION FIRE ON BELLEVUE ROAD IN MERCED

Today at approximately 1:05 p.m., Cal Fire responded to a report of a vegetation fire at Bellevue Road and Utah in Merced.  Firefighters had the fire contained by 1:49 p.m. due to their rapid response.  The incident Commander stated they would remain on scene with an estimate of two to three hours to have the fire controlled and cleaned up.

Please remember not to pull your car onto dry grass or lay weed eaters down on dry vegetation.  Things are so dry it doesn’t take much to spark a fire.