Help Requested in Fourth of July Fire in Santa Maria
Close to 50 acres burned on the Fourth of July to the east
of Santa Maria, and the County Fire Department is asking for the public’s help
in identifying two ATVs seen near the fire. The fire, named Foxen 2, was
reported around 1 p.m. near the 1500 block of Foxen Canyon Road, which lies
amid agricultural fields. The two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) “were seen
leaving the area at a high rate of speed in an easterly direction” near
the time the fire started, the press release states. They are described as blue
and of the side-by-side variety. An example, not the specific vehicles seen, is
County Fire requests that witnesses contact email@example.com of (805) 686-5061
if you have information regarding the ATVs, drivers, or the fire.
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