A grass fire burned 60 acres in Paso Robles yesterday afternoon.
The Vista fire broke out shortly after 1:30 yesterday afternoon just north of Buena Vista when a lawn mower sparked flames.
60 acres burned just north of Buena Vista.
Five homes evacuated, but no major damage reported.
Despite strong gusty winds, firefighters contained the fire within four hours.
It’s the fifth lawn mower caused fire in the past two weeks. You’re advised to be cautious when mowing lawns, and be advised lawn mowers are designed for mowing lawns, not eradicating weeds.
There are weed whackers for cutting weeds. Also, if you mow, do it before ten am when temperatures are more moderate and there’s usually less wind. Mow before ten.