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In-N-Out Sued for Allegedly Starting a 2017 Wildfire

In-N-Out has reportedly been sued by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Cal Fire is seeking about $1.2 million in damages from the chain for starting the Huasna Fire in 2017. A lawn mower ignited the fire while mowing a vacant lot owned by the burger chain. The fire was small; it only burned 245 acres and did not damage any buildings. But Cal Fire wants to recoup costs associated with fighting and investigating the fire. The allegations are so tangential that it seems unlikely customers would shun In-N-Out's burgers. But the suit will remind California companies that you need to thoroughly vet contractors.

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