Vegetation fire ignites in riverbed
–On Monday June 11, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the riverbed North of 13th Street in Paso Robles.
First arriving firefighters found a 1 acre vegetation fire in the riverbed burning in and around the trees and brush. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 45 minutes and worked to fully extinguish the fire over the next three hours.
Two fire engines and one Battalion Chief from Paso Robles responded. Under the City’s automatic aid agreements, two fire engines and one Battalion Chief from Cal Fire / SLO County, one fire engine from Templeton Fire responded to assist. Sixteen firefighters responded to the incident with traffic control assistance from Paso Robles Police Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services reminds all residents to ensure that they have proper vegetation clearance around their homes. The weed abatement deadline was June 1, 2018 and most residents have done an outstanding job. Further weed abatement information can be found on the City of Paso Robles website.