FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mike Bertrand Acting Battalion Chief 760-839-6230
On Saturday April 27, 2013 at 1148 hours the Escondido Fire Department received mulitple 911 calls reporting a grass fire behind houses in the 2400 block of Alexander Dr. The first arriving unit found approximately 1/2 acre of grass on fire with no immediate threat to structures. Five Escondido Fire units were able to control the fire in twenty minutes and contained it to 1 acre. The fire was caused by a mower that was in the process of weed abatement to the lot. There were no injuries.