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SLO City Fire and CAL FIRE knock down vehicle and vegetation fire on Cuesta Grade

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SLO City Fire and CAL FIRE knocked down a vehicle fire that spread into nearby vegetation on the Cuesta Grade Monday evening.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to a report from CHP regarding a maroon dodge truck on fire on the Cuesta Grade Monday evening.

CAL FIRE reported receiving the call around 7:40 p.m. The first CAL FIRE unit arrived on the scene about halfway up the grade around 7:50 p.m.

That unit reported seeing a fully involved vehicle on fire as well as a 20 foot by 10 foot area of vegetation on fire off the side of the roadway.

SLO City Fire said they dispatched a fire truck and battalion chief to the scene as well to assist CAL FIRE's efforts.

CAL FIRE reported that the fire was knocked down by 8 p.m. All fire crews were cleared from the scene around 8:38 p.m.

CAL FIRE is investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported and it is unclear if the driver of the truck was on the scene when firefighters arrived.

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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.