Update: Crews contain residential structure fire in Paso Robles
Update posted Oct. 16, 6 a.m.
–Paso Robles Fire and Emergency services has provided more details regarding the structure fire that occurred yesterday morning.
At approximately 6:07 a.m. on Thursday, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to 417 Beverly Ave. for a reported residential structure fire.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to discover a fire in the kitchen of a single-story residential duplex. Both units of the residence were occupied at the time of the fire. All occupants were able to evacuate safely. One occupant was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.
Two fire engines, one paramedic squad, and two battalion chiefs from Paso Robles responded to the incident. Under the city’s automatic aid agreement, two engines from CAL FIRE/SLO County and one engine from Atascadero Fire immediately responded to assist. In total, 22 firefighters worked to contain the fire. Additional assistance was provided by Paso Robles Police Department, Paso Robles Building Department, and San Luis Ambulance Service.
Further investigation determined the cause of the fire was faulty electrical. Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind everyone of the importance of having working smoke detectors in each bedroom.
Original story posted Oct 15, 7 a.m.
Firefighters contain early morning house fire in Paso Robles
–Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services contained a house fire that was reportedly started by an oven Thursday morning shortly after 6 a.m., according to eye-witness reports. The fire occurred at 417 Beverly Ave. in Paso Robles.
The fire was contained within the structure. One male inhabitant was treated for smoke inhalation by medics on the scene but declined transport to the hospital.
No further information is available at this time.
-Report by Jason Brock