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Tire shop, vacant home go up in flames
Lander tire fire
Firefighters battle a blaze at a tire shop in the 300 block of Lander Avenue on Saturday (FRANKIE TOVAR/The Journal).

A fire of an undetermined origin raged through a Turlock tire shop and a vacant house before it was brought under control Saturday evening.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, the Turlock Fire Department received a report of a structure fire in the 300 block of Lander Avenue and was dispatched to the scene.

The first crews to arrive found an outbuilding and a large pile of tires fully engulfed in flames. The fire was raging with such intensity that it quickly spread to a tire shop and the empty home next door on High Street.

Crews utilized multiple hose lines to knock down the main body of the fire and swiftly extinguish both exposures.
“First due firefighters aggressively attacked and extinguished the main body of the fire while incoming companies knocked down fire on all exposures,” said Turlock Fire Chief Robert Talloni.

There were no reported injuries from the fire.

The blaze was brought under control in less than an hour.

Turlock City Fire responded with three engine companies, Squad 32, a battalion chief and the chief of the department. Assisting agencies included Ceres Fire Department, Turlock Police Department, American Medical Response, Pacific Gas and Electric and the Turlock Irrigation District. Turlock Rural Fire and Denair Fire provided city coverage during the incident.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Please contact Fire Marshal Mark Gomez with any information at 669-2119 or