Crews from area fire departments were on the scene of an outdoor fire Friday afternoon, July 3 in the area of Hall and Santa Fe near the San Joaquin-Stanislaus County line. Traffic was being rerouted around the area coming from Escalon, detoured on to River Road from Santa Fe. On the opposite side, after crossing the bridge over the Stanislaus River in Riverbank, traffic was directed on to Henry Road, with Santa Fe closed off at that point. Fire officials on scene requested assistance from CHP about 2:40 p.m., asking them to shut down a portion of the roadway as they responded to what was reported as a “large structure fire” in the 29000 block of Hall Avenue, with thick black smoke seen billowing from the area.
Photo By Marg Jackson