Car fire on Cuesta Grade burns 10 acres


A car fire spread into vegetation on the Cuesta Grade Sunday evening and burned a total of 10 acres of grass and brush.

The fire is 60 percent contained, as of Monday morning. Full containment is expected by Monday night, according to Cal Fire.

At about 5 p.m., a vehicle caught on fire on Highway 101 near Mount Lowe Road. After the fire spread into nearby vegetation, firefighters battled the blaze from the air and the ground. At one point on Sunday, fire officials said the blaze had the potential to burn 100 acres. 

The blaze caused long delays on Highway 101. It was not threatening any structures, as of Sunday evening.

Firefighters continue to mop up the blaze and improving control lines.