Cal Fire released the causes of the recent wild fires in San Luis Obispo County. Officials do not suspect arson at this time. Here are the preliminary causes:
Hill Fire– Started June 30, 2017. 1598 acres burned. 4 homes destroyed. Cause: Vehicle fire spread into the vegetation.
Tower Fire– Started July 7, 2017. 68 acres burned. Cause: Vehicle fire spread into the vegetation.
Stone Fire – Started July 9, 2017. 340 acres burned. 1 home destroyed, 6 structures destroyed. Cause: Mechanical equipment clearing brush.
Spring Fire – Started July 11, 2017. 15 acres burned. A total of five fires from Atascadero to San Miguel. Cause: Hot vehicle exhaust particulate from a passing vehicle into the vegetation.