SAN ARDO — Around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, CAL FIRE received a call for a vegetation fire in the San Ardo oil fields, near the community of San Ardo in Monterey County.

Upon arrival, the fire was about two to three acres in size. The fire was contained to six acres within an hour and a half.

The cause of the fire was a faulty electrical connection. There were no injuries reported.

The public is reminded of the importance of maintaining a minimum of 100 feet defensible space around structures, as well as having and practicing exit drills in the home. For more ways to prepare and prevent wildfires, visit or

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