Firefighters extinguish small vegetation fire in Salinas Riverbed
Fire contained within 10 minutes
–On Saturday, at approximately 7:09 a.m., Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the Salinas Riverbed, south of the Highway 46 East bridge. First arriving firefighters found a 10-foot-by-10-foot spot actively burning around trees and brush, reports Paso Robles Battalion Chief Brian Lewis.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 10 minutes and worked to fully extinguish the fire over the next half hour. Two fire engines and one Battalion Chief responded. Assistance was also provided by the Paso Robles Police Department.
The cause of the fire was found to be human in nature, with no suspects noted at the scene, authorities report.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464. Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).
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