SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Fire has sued fast-food chain In-N-Out in connection with a 2017 wildfire in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo newspaper The Tribune reports.
A lawsuit filed Friday in the San Luis Obispo Superior Court says Cal Fire is suing for an estimated $1.2 million.
The lawsuit claims a fire that tore through the Arroyo Grande area started Sept. 20, 2017, on land owned by In-N-Out when a tractor operating on the property sparked a blaze that went on to burn more than 200 acres.
According to the Tribune, Cal Fire’s lawsuit claims the tractor was not properly maintained and that the tractor driver allowed the fire to spread.
As of Thursday, the company had not filed a response in court.