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Caltrans Lawnmower: The Cause Of Monday’s Hwy 4 Vegetation Fire

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San Andreas, Ca — A Caltrans lawnmower has been ruled the cause of Monday afternoon´s 220 acre vegetation fire off Hwy 4 near Dunton Rd. in Stanislaus County.

According to CAL Fire Information Officer Barbara George, it is believed that the mower struck a rock which caused a spark. Caltrans will now have to reimburse CAL FIRE for all suppression expenses.

Resources used include Air Attack 440, Copter 404, Tankers 82 & 83, nine engines, a water tender, a dozer and two hand crews.

The fire was reported at 1:22pm and suppressed at 10:23pm. Elapsed time; nine hours and one minute.

Written by BJ Hansen

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