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Fire reported in riverbed near Larry Moore Park in Paso Robles 

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Riverbed fire on Tuesday evening. Photos by Jason Brock.

–A vegetation fire broke out in the Salinas Riverbed Tuesday night near Larry Moore Park in Paso Robles. At approximately 8:37 p.m., Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to the report of a fire in the riverbed South of the Niblick bridge in Paso Robles.

First arriving firefighters found a quarter-acre vegetation fire in the riverbed burning in and around trees and brush. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 20 minutes and worked to fully extinguish the fire over the next hour. The train was temporarily shut down while crews contained the blaze.

Two fire engines, one paramedic squad, and one battalion chief from Paso Robles responded. Under the city’s mutual aid agreements, two fire engines and one battalion chief from Cal Fire SLO County also responded. Fifteen firefighters responded to the incident with traffic control assistance from Paso Robles Police Department and CHP.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire near larry moore park

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