Grass fire at Topaz Solar Farm

July 1, 2015

fire Topaz Solar FarmA grass fire at the Topaz Solar Farm in San Luis Obispo County burned three acres on Wednesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., Cal Fire responded to reports of a one acre grass fire that was burning underneath the plant’s solar panels. The fire burned three acres before it was put out at about 3:39 p.m. The solar panels did not catch fire.

Plant staff suspect the fire was started because of an electrical issue. Nevertheless, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.



  1. Jorge Estrada says:

    From the air this could be creative art. Checkers, Bingo, Coulombs?

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  2. SLO_Johnny says:

    I hope they cut the grass lower next time. This almost turned into a great headline. It would have been international news if the whole place burned. Glad no one was hurt. Send the bill to the solar company.

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  3. Rambunctious says:

    All that smoke going right up to the ozone layer…

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    • zaphod says:

      smoke is one thing fluorinated hydrocarbons are another,

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