Crews contain fire at avocado grove in Valley Center: Blaze sparked by lawn mower

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. - Firefighters on Saturday contained a fire at an avocado grove in Valley Center to less than one acre.

The fire started just after 2 p.m. at 31548 Larga Vista, according to Cal Fire. It was apparently sparked by a lawn mower, fire officials said.

About 40 firefighters on scene had the fire contained as of about 2:45 p.m. Aircraft to fight the fire was canceled.

Crews will be mopping up until about 5 p.m.

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