Exhaust particles spark fire along Highway 46 near Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A fire started by exhaust carbon particles burned about 65 acres alongside Highway 46 near Paso Robles Saturday evening, according to Cal Fire.

A caller reported the blaze burning at about 5 p.m. by Highway 46 and Geneseo Road across from Tobin James Cellars. Cal Fire personnel and Paso Robles firefighters battled the blaze from the air and the ground.

By about 8:45 p.m., the fire was 75 percent contained. Fire personnel remained at the scene until about 11 p.m.