Several agencies were called in to assist Escalon Fire on Thursday, June 6 when firefighters responded for the report of a barn on fire shortly before 7 p.m., with the call in the 13000 block of South Van Allen Road. Upon arrival crews found a large hay stack on fire and mutual aid was quickly requested. Firefighters responded with equipment and manpower from Farmington, Collegeville, Manteca, and Salida Fire. Escalon fire officials said the owner approximated the stack between 450 and 500 tons. Crews were on scene for several hours and also had multiple calls for smoke checks in the general area the next day, all traced back to the original fire.
Photo Courtesy Escalon Fire Department