USA — Four firefighters were released from the hospital Thursday night, hours after battling a wind-swept fire along Olivero Road in south Modesto.
All four three from the Modesto Regional Fire Authority and one from the Ceres Fire Department suffered either smoke inhalation, dehydration or both, according to Modesto Battalion Chief Hugo Patino.
The fire was called in at 2:44 p.m., and firefighters arrived about six minutes later. Dry grass on the large lots fueled the flames, which destroyed a couple of sheds and a trailer, Patino said.
There were no reports of injuries to any residents along the street. Fire crews remained at the scene until about midnight. Patino was awaiting a report Friday on the fire’s cause.