A model rocket sparked a small vegetation fire in Paso Robles, briefly affecting traffic in the area.
The Paso Robles Fire Department responded to reports of a fire aton Union Road, according to a department news release. Firefighters arrived to find a spot of grass and brush near the riverbed on fire.
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The fire was contained at less than a quarter-acre, though smoke from the flames briefly stopped traffic on Highway 46 East, according to the release. No injuries or damage to structures were reported.
Firefighters say the cause was a model rocket fired from the area of Barney Schwartz Park.