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Update: Crews halt progress of warehouse, grass fire near Lincoln

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire near Lincoln.
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire near Lincoln. jvillegas@sacbee.com

Fire crews on Tuesday evening halted the progress of a commercial fire south of Lincoln that had ignited a grass fire.

Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the fire started about 5:45 p.m. on Lesvos Court, off Athens Avenue, west of the Thunder Valley Casino. He said a warehouse was on fire along with a number of wooden pallets.

The fire was putting off a lot of embers and sparked a grass fire, Berlant said.

He said 12 fire engines and four water tenders were called to the scene, and two air tankers and a helicopter helped fight the fire from the air.

As of 7:30 p.m., fire officials said 25 acres had burned. Crews were still working to extinguish the structure fire.

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