Crews battle grass fire on Mendota Wildlife Area

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MENDOTA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Firefighters from Cal Fire battled a grass fire Saturday on the Mendota Wildlife Area.

The Wild Fire, erupted in the state wildlife refuge just east of Mendota at 10:30 a.m., according to Cal Fire. Crews reported that the blaze was fast-moving in the area of Highway 180 near Whitesbridge Avenue as they created containment lines to hasten the spread of flames.

Authorities say firefighters are being challenged by 10-15 mph winds.

The fire is currently 500 acres, no injuries have been reported.

In an update Saturday night at 9:00 p.m., authorities say the fire has burned 1,100 acres and is 95% contained.

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