H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Sep 23, 2013 4:07 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Fire officials: Tractor caused brush fire

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the cause of a brush fire last week along Tepusquet Canyon Road was attributed to a tractor working in the area.

Fire officials say an investigation found the tractor did not have a required spark arrester.

The official cause of the fire was found to be hot exhaust from the tractor igniting the dry grass. The tractor was a rental. It was being used for work in a vineyard.

The fire burned about 20 acres.

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