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Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District
Sunday June 7th, 2015 :: 02:41 p.m. PDT


Firefighters Working to Control Fire in Modesto Warehouse Containing Walnut Hulls and Fireworks

Modesto, California - At 12:08 PM today, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) responded to a fire alarm at the 2300 block of Tenaya Street, a large warehouse near the airport in an unincorporated area of Modesto. Upon arrival, fire crews saw smoke coming from the roof of the building and called for additional resources.

When the firefighters entered the building, they discovered the east end of the warehouse was full of large bins of ground-up walnut hulls on fire. The building’s automatic sprinkler system was activated and helped partially control the spread of the flames. Crews quickly realized that the west end of the building was full of fireworks, with a firewall separating the fireworks and burning walnut hulls.

Eight apparatus and 28 firefighters from SCFPD, Modesto and Ceres Fire Departments are currently working to maintain the firewall and control the fire. SCFPD Chief Randall Bradley was at the scene and said, "I am very pleased that the crews were able to keep the fire contained to the area where the walnut hulls were being stored. These firefighters are working very hard on a warm day and will probably be here for several more hours."

Fortunately, there have been no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District
3324 Topeka St
Riverbank, CA 95367

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-869-7470

Randall K. Bradley, Fire Chief

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