Federal Agency Truck Likely Cause of 2013 San Diego County Fire

May 12, 2014

Authorities suspect they’ve found the cause of a wildfire that burned nearly 150 buildings last summer in San Diego County.

U-T San Diego says a state Cal Fire report concludes that the Chariot fire most likely started when a federal Bureau of Land Management Jeep ignited brush.

The fire last July burned 7,000 acres of brush, destroying cabins and much of a Shriner’s camp in the Cleveland National Forest.

A BLM statement says the agency has been cooperating with Cal Fire’s investigation and is reviewing the report.

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