STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS SF) – An ongoing vegetation fire in Stanislaus County has burned through 300 acres as of Thursday morning, Cal Fire reports.
The Diablo Fire, as it is being called, was reported around 12:15 a.m. Thursday morning, in the area of Del Puerto Canyon and Diablo Grande, several miles west of the town of Patterson.
Cal Fire stated the fire as having burned about 20 acres when it was reported, but quickly grew to 100 to 150 acres as of approximately 1:00 a.m.
As of about 10:50 a.m., Cal Fire tweeted that the Diablo Fire has scorched 202 acres and is 50 percent contained. The agency previously said the fire burned 300 acres and 20 percent contained, but better mapping of the area prompted the revised numbers.
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Cal Fire officials stated that engine strike teams, bulldozers, and fight teams are at the scene, and more reinforcements are on the way.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation.
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