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The Latest – Tuesday, June 15:

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said they assisted in evacuating seven homes during Monday’s fire.

Monday, June 14:

9:44 p.m.

Ripon fire officials said the initial call for the fire came just after 9 a.m. near Riverview Circle as it was burning toward Jack Tone Golf Course.

9:35 p.m.

Officials say the fire originally started in Ripon and jumped the Stanislaus River toward Salida.

Original story below:

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) – The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating residents who may be threatened by a fire burning west of Modesto.

California Highway Patrol Modesto officials announced the fire just before 7 p.m. Monday and say it’s burning near Dunn Road and Kiernan Avenue.

CHP units have set up roadblocks, and drivers are asked to avoid the area while local fire crews begin battling the blaze.

It is currently unknown what caused the fire to spark.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.