Video: Crews respond to fire alongside Northbound 101 in Paso Robles
Update sent from Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services Aug. 12
–On Sunday, Aug. 11, at approximately 2:31 p.m., Paso Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of Northbound 101 South of the Niblick Bridge in Paso Robles.
First arriving firefighters found a vegetation fire actively burning in brush and thick grass between Hwy 101 and the riverbed. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to approximately 1 acre within approximately 15 minutes. Fire crews worked to fully extinguish the fire for an additional hour.
Two fire engines, one squad and one Battalion Chief from Paso Robles responded. Under the City’s automatic aid agreements, three fire engines, one Battalion Chief, and one Air Attack plane from Cal Fire / SLO County and one fire engine from Templeton Fire responded to assist. Nineteen firefighters responded to the incident with traffic control assistance from Paso Robles Police Department and CHP. Paso Robles Police Department is interviewing one witness and the cause remains under investigation.
Original story posted Aug. 11
–On Sunday at 2:32 p.m., the Paso Robles Fire Department, along with Paso Robles Police and CHP responded to a spot fire alongside Highway 101 Northbound.
When fire crews arrived on scene they discovered a medium sized spot fire on the side of the highway. Paso Robles police along with CHP closed down northbound traffic while fire crews could extinguish the blaze. Fire crews had the forward progress stopped at 2:50 p.m., and CHP opened one lane for northbound traffic.
It is unknown how the blaze occurred, as it is an ongoing investigation along with other fires that have occurred in the riverbed.