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Update: GoFundMe started for victims of tragic house fire 

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Paso Robles firefighters respond to house fire on Sims Avenue. Photo from Paso Robles Police.

Update Nov. 12:

A GoFundMe account was created by Jacob Harris to help family members who lost their home to a fire in Paso Robles early Wednesday morning. The fundraiser has a goal of $5,000. Harris writes:

A very dear friend and co-worker along with her partner lost their home to a structure fire in Paso Robles early morning, 11/11/2020. Thankfully everyone inside the home made it out safely in time. The home itself is, to quote the fire department, “a total loss”. The blaze escalated too quickly for the fire department to save anything but the neighboring houses (which is a miracle in itself). They lost everything! They are truly wonderful people and I can’t begin to imagine how difficult a time this must be for them! Any help we can provide would be greatly appreciated. Let’s Share, donate or even just send some words of support! Anything helps! Let’s help them get back on their feet.

To donate, click here.

Additional photos of the firefighters’ heroic efforts

Update: Fire destroys Paso Robles home early Wednesday morning. Additional photos courtesy Paso Robles Police Department…

Posted by Paso Robles Daily News on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Original report, Nov. 11:

Fire destroys Paso Robles home early Wednesday morning

–On Wednesday, Nov.11, at 1:37 a.m., Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 517 Sims Ave., in Paso Robles.

First arriving firefighters found a single-family residence that was fully involved and threatening multiple adjacent structures. Firefighters called the incident a working fire and ordered additional resources. Due to the large fire activity and a threat to adjacent structures, a second alarm response was requested. The fire was contained to the residence of origin and the structure is a total loss.

Three occupants were evaluated for smoke inhalation.

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 engine from Atascadero Fire responded to assist. A total of 32 firefighters responded to the incident. Assistance was also provided by the Paso Robles Police Department and San Luis Ambulance.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


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