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Fire Crews Report Busy Week Around Region
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Firefighters make their way to a detached garage on fire in the 100 block of North Sixth Avenue, with the initial heavy smoke bringing a large fire and police response early afternoon Friday, July 26. Marg Jackson/The Leader

The Modesto Fire Department, now serving the City of Oakdale and Oakdale Fire Protection District, reported several calls of note in the area over the past week.

Early morning Wednesday, July 24, crews were dispatched to the 900 block of Terrace Drive and reported a single story residence with heavy smoke showing from the attic upon arriving on scene about 2 a.m.

Modesto, Stanislaus Consolidated and the Fire Investigation Unit responded and crews were able to contain the fire to the kitchen and attic space above it. Wiring is believed to have been the cause of the fire, which was termed accidental. Four adults were displaced by the blaze and the Red Cross was called in to offer assistance.

On Friday, July 26 at 1 p.m. crews received a report of an unknown type fire with heavy smoke showing in the 100 block of North Sixth Avenue. Upon arriving on scene, crews discovered a detached garage on fire and upgraded the call to a working structure fire, bringing in more units. Officials said firefighters went into defensive mode to protect surrounding structures and were able to contain the fire to the garage. The Fire Investigation Unit was also on scene and Oakdale Police Department assisted with traffic and crowd control.

On Saturday, July 27 just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters received a report of trees on fire on River Road, near Liberini Avenue. Modesto Fire and Stanislaus Consolidated crews responded to the scene and discovered trash and cut trees behind a residence on fire. The fire was contained and extinguished.