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Stockton fire crews battle ‘devastating’ blaze

Fire rages near downtown Stockton

Wood pallets caught fire around 5:15 p.m. at Weber and B streets in Stockton and houses were threatened Thursday, Stockton police said.
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Wood pallets caught fire around 5:15 p.m. at Weber and B streets in Stockton and houses were threatened Thursday, Stockton police said.

Firefighters are battling a huge blaze near down Stockton.

Wood pallets caught fire around 5:15 p.m. at Weber and B streets, Stockton police said.

Fire crews arrived to multiple homes, a warehouse and a pallet yard on fire, Stockton firefighters reported.

Several homes were evacuated and Weber to Myrtle streets and B to E streets were closed, according to police.

“Every Stockton fire apparatus is committed” to battling the “devastating” fire, the Stockton Fire Department said.

A black plume of smoke was visible for miles.

Turlock Fire Department announced it was deploying a battalion chief to Stockton as a strike team leader.

The Modesto Bee reported Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District sent five engines to the Stockton blaze.

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