4 Brush Fires Near Salinas Valley State Prison
7:00 4 Fires started near SVSP a little after 5 pm this evening. I don’t have many details, yet, but I’ll add what I can find out, if anything. From KION:
I’m no expert, but sounds like a trailer chain dragging or something similar, causing sparks.
Fire crews put out the flames, which stretched a half-mile along Highway 101’s center divide, Gonzales firefighters said.
It took crews 15 minutes to put the fire out. Cleanup efforts could take an hour, firefighters said.
The cause of the fires is unknown.
The Gonzales Fire Department is investigating, but CAL FIRE assisted in the firefighting efforts.