Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flame on, 2010

Just in time for Cal Fire's "Wildfire Awareness Week," fire season has unofficially begun in Tracy.

At least four engines and a water tanker were called to battle and extinguish a grass fire on the northeastern bank of the Delta-Mendota Canal off Chrisman Road south of town today.

No damage was apparent as I drove by the smoldering scene, but it — along with the Altamont Hills that have shed their spring green in favor of their warm-weather gold — is a reminder that grass fire season has arrived in the Valley.

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