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Update: Fire reported at 825 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles 


The scene from 8th Street looking toward Riverside Avenue at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Marc Coons.

Updated Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.:

Commercial structure fire under investigation

–On Tuesday at approximately 12:37 p.m., Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a smoke check at 825 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles, adjacent to Big Creek Lumber.

First arriving firefighters found light smoke showing from the roof of a two-story commercial structure. Firefighters called the incident a working fire and ordered additional resources. Because of the square footage of the building and the difficulty in making access to the fire unit, a second alarm response was requested. The fire was contained to the unit of origin with smoke damage to two other units.

Two fire engines, one squad, and two battalion chiefs from Paso Robles responded. Under the city’s automatic and mutual aid agreements, four fire engines and two battalion chiefs from Cal Fire SLO County, one engine from Camp Roberts, one engine from San Miguel, one engine and one breathing support from Templeton, and one ladder truck from Atascadero Fire responded to assist.

A total of 30 firefighters responded to the incident. The Paso Robles Police Department assisted with traffic control and animal evacuations of a dog grooming business in the same complex.

An eyewitness reported the fire was at a unit occupied by Green With Envy Landscaping.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, according to Paso Robles Battalion Chief Brian Lewis.

Paso Robles firefighters at a roll-up door behind a building on Riverside Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. Photo by Laurie Bryant.


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