SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — A drone caused a grass fire that burned an acre of grass Sunday morning at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, a department of public safety spokesman said Wednesday.
Around 10:40 a.m., crews responded to a report of a fire at the park at 999 E. Caribbean Drive, public safety Capt. Jeffrey Hunter said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Santa Rosa Flooding Forces Evacuations in Bennett Valley; Schools Closed
Firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later and extinguished the blaze shortly before 11 a.m., Hunter said.
The drone’s owner suspected the device or its battery gave off heat and started the blaze after it crashed in a field, according to Hunter.READ MORE: UPDATE: Streets Flood in San Rafael, Mill Valley as Wild Storm Lashes Bay Area
Breezy conditions and the dry grass contributed to the fire’s spread, he said.
No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Atmospheric River: High Winds Topple Trees, Scaffolding in San Francisco
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