Update: Grass fire erupts near Dry Creek Apartments
Update posted May 13
–The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to a vegetation fire in the area of 1203 Alamo Creek Drive on Saturday May 11, at 2:04 p.m. Upon arrival, units found a vegetation fire burning in cut grass and creek bed understory in the vicinity of a nearby apartment complex. Fire was quickly contained to approx. 1/8 of an acre. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Two fire engines, one squad and a battalion chief from Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded. Under the city’s automatic aid agreements, three engines and a battalion chief responded from Cal Fire/SLO County and one engine from Templeton Fire.
Fire Season is upon us and the Paso Robles Fire Department encourages all residents to remain diligent in creating defensible space around their homes and eliminate potential sources of ignition. The wet winter has caused an abundant crop of annual grasses that will potentially increase our threat from wildfires.
Original story posted May 11
A grass and vegetation fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday on Alamo Creek Terrace next to Dry Creek Apartments.
Firefighters from Paso Robles and Templeton responded to the blaze with four engines. They quickly had the fire on control and were mopping up by 230 PM mopping up by 3:30 p.m.
The fire was contained to about a 1/4-acre.
There were no immediate reports of a cause for the fire, but there were a lot of kids playing in the area, according to an eyewitness.
–Report and photos by Jason Brock