Crews Battle Seven Grass Fires in Northern California

CalFire helicopter assist with water drops



BYRON, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say crews are battling seven vegetation fires in Northern California being fueled by strong winds.

The fires in are burning along Byron Highway near Clifton Court Forebay, a reservoir in the San Joaquin River Delta region.

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District says in a Facebook post that Alameda County Fire is also helping fight the blazes that started Wednesday afternoon. A Cal Fire helicopter is also assisting with water drops.

Aerial images being broadcast online by KTVU show several large, barn-like structures gutted and smoldering.

Additional details have not been released.

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