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MHS fence falls toward residences
Manteca Fire Captain Jeff Dennis looks over the structurally unsound fence that was just pulled away from mobile homes. Winds were blamed for knocking over the 40-foot high, ivy covered fence at the Manteca High baseball diamond. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca High baseball diamond.

Winds were blamed for the incident that forced the evacuations of 10 residents from adjacent mobile homes.

The high school ball diamond is located on Garfield Avenue just north of Moffat Boulevard where the mobile home park is located.

Police were dispatched to the noon incident at the request of firefighters to assist with evacuations of the mobile homes that were under the 100-foot long fence that was listing at a 45 degree angle, according to Battalion Chief David Marques. 

Sgt. Joe Aguilar said the police were on the scene for about 40 minutes with firefighters until the evacuation effort had been completed.  

There were no injuries. The fence was installed years ago to keep errant foul balls from popping up and damaging the trailer homes and endangering the people living in the park.