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Grass fire breaks out next to San Luis Obispo school

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 18:12:25-04

Firefighters contained a small fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in San Luis Obispo.

CAL FIRE SLO says about 1/4-acre of grass burned next to The Laureate School on Laureate Ln.

Students at the school were evacuated as a precaution, and CAL FIRE says everyone is safe and accounted for.

The fire was reportedly caused by a lawnmower.

Firefighters at the scene of a grass fire at The Laureate School in San Luis Obispo on July 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy CAL FIRE SLO)