By CBS13 Staff

STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Crews are battling a chicken barn fire that is putting off a large plume of smoke near Ceres early Monday afternoon.

The fire is burning near 28 Mile Road in north Stanislaus County.

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Firefighters say a chicken barn and vegetation are burning.

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Exactly what started the fire is unclear.

Several agencies from around the region – including Ceres, Modesto, Cal Fire and San Joaquin County – are responding to the scene.

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Updates to follow.