May 16 2018 01:07 AM

The goats were let loose to clean up grass, shrubs and weeds.

City officials in Lemon Grove, California, have let a herd of goats loose to clean up open-space vegetation that would pose fire hazards, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The 200 goats are cleaning up on a hillside near state Route 125 in the eastern part of the community. The goats were provided by San Diego’s Environmental Land Management business.

The rate for the grazing services is $675 an acre. The goats are scheduled to consume “wildfire fuels” through a $6,500 municipal contract.

The goats are expected to be in Lemon Grove for up to two weeks.