NORTH COUNTY — Firefighters were busy this week in the North County. In addition to the Rock Fire that broke out in Paso Robles on Saturday, July 21, Cal Fire had to fight the Mustang Fire that also ignited that afternoon in Paso Robles reported Cal Fire SLO officials. Later on Monday, the Dragon Fire broke out at Camp Roberts as well.
The Mustang Fire first reported by Cal Fire SLO at 3:54 p.m. on July 21. It was reported as a vegetation fire at the 3000 block of Mustang Springs Road in Paso Robles. Approximately 30 acres in the grass, and moments later it was reported 10 percent contained with its forward spread stopped. GPS area was mapped and results posted by 5:53 p.m. showing that actual acreage was 27 acres and 50 percent of the fire contained. A little after 9 p.m. the Mustang Fire was announced by Cal Fire SLO at 80 percent contained.
By the following morning officials reported 80 percent containment and by 4:06 p.m. they announced 100 percent containment at 27 acres with crews released.
Cal Fire also assisted Camp Roberts with their vegetation fire that was originally reported at five acres in the grass on July 23 at 4:10 p.m. Later by 5:50 p.m. it was reported that the fire was at 30 acres and 20 percent contained.
Cal Fire is stressing that with conditions across the region making the environment extremely dry — that everyone takes extra steps to be safe.