PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services was dispatched at approximately 4:15 p.m. to the area of Niblick Bridge for a vegetation fire.
The first fire engine arrived at the scene within minutes and the initial crew reported less than a quarter acre of grass burning in the riverbed, that was wind-driven and moving at a moderate rate of spread.
Due to poor visibility from the smoke Niblick Road between Spring Street and South River Road were closed for approximately one hour. High winds also caused the fire to progress and spot across Niblick Bridge.
Two fire engines, one squad and two Battalion Chief’s from Paso Robles responded. As well as four fire engines and two Battalion Chief’s from CAL FIRE/SLO County, one engine from Camp Roberts Fire, one engine from San Miguel Fire, one engine from Templeton Fire and one engine from Atascadero Fire immediately responded. A total of 32 firefighters were required to bring the situation under control. Additional assistance was provided by Cal Fire Air Attack and the Paso Robles Police Department.
The fire was contained at approximately 5:15 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.