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Fire in Del Puerto Canyon Consumes Nearly 275,000 Acres

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DEL PUERTO CANYON – A multitude of fires which began a few days ago have now grown into one of the largest fires within the state of California.

The SCU Lightning Complex has now burned 274,968 acres, affecting five counties and threatened over 20,000 structures. It was formed from 20 separate fires that sparked in the Calaveras, Canyon and Deer Zones. As of Friday, only 10% containment was reported.

Homes in the fire zone and nearby Diablo Grande were evacuated as winds pushed the fire south. At least five structures were reported destroyed.

Cal Fire says earlier in the week two fire fighters and two civilians suffered injures and were rushed to hospitals by ambulance.

Air quality has become very poor in the region as particulate matter was pushed into neighboring cities, making conditions unhealthy to be outside. The National Weather Service says excessive time outside can lead to headaches, stinging eyes or more serious health problems.

An evacuation center at Creekside Middle School in Patterson was established for the region.

Over 1,100 firefighters were assigned to work the fire and the cause was under investigation. The fire was reportedly the seventh largest fire in the history of the state.

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Officer Involved Shooting Investigated in Tracy

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Officers examine a corner of Mosswood Court Friday afternoon where an officer involved shooting took place.

TRACY – One person who was said to be armed with a knife was rushed to a hospital Friday afternoon after being shot by a police officer.

Shortly before 2:00pm officers were called to the area of Mosswood Court for a report of a person with a knife chasing another. During the encounter an arriving officer fired his gun at the person said to be armed with a knife.

Officials at the scene said the person shot was rushed to a hospital in unknown condition. They had identified that person but were holding that information for a proper time.

The neighborhood was closed off while investigators responded to determine what took place.

No other injuries were reported.

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Aircraft Emergency Investigation Closes Mitchell Bridge

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Emergency personnel examine a crashed airplane near the Mitchel Road Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

MODESTO – An investigation into an aircraft emergency closed the northbound lanes of the Mitchell Road Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At about 1:00pm emergency crews were dispatched to the fields east of the Mitchell Road Bridge north of the Tuolumne River for a report of a plane crash.

Arriving rescuers found a plane crashed face down into the ground near a group of trees. One person was deceased in the aircraft according to an official at the scene.

One witness at the scene said he was driving down Hatch Road when he noticed the plane at an awkward angle, but thought nothing of it at first.

No cause of the crash or estimated time of opening for Mitchell Road was available at time of publication.

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Double Homicide Investigated in Merced County, Warrant Issued For Suspect

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HILMAR – Authorities with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a 40 year old man in connection to a double homicide that happened Tuesday night.

Authorities responded to the 19000 block of American Avenue regarding a possible homicide Tuesday night. Arriving deputies located two adult victims deceased.

Wednesday authorities identified 40 year old Victor Bazan as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest. Officials believe he is related to one of the victims, and he is known to be transient to the Modesto, Ceres and Turlock areas.

Relatives of one of the victims reaching out said a white stolen vehicle Bazan may have been traveling in was found abandoned in Bakersfield.

Anyone with information regarding Bazan’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately. He should not be approached.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact (209) 651-2852 where callers can remain anonymous.

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