House fire displaces five in Paso Robles


PASO ROBLES — A residential structure fire occurred at 305 Santa Fe Ave. in Paso Robles on Thursday, Aug. 2. Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to the fire at approximately 2 p.m.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to discover heavy fire emitting from the residence and fire extending into two neighboring residential structures. Two vehicles also sustained fire damage.

Two of the structures were occupied at the time of the fire. All occupants were able to evacuate safely. No community members were injured, however a firefighter did receive minor burns. In total, five residents were displaced from their homes.

Two fire engines and one Battalion Chief from Paso Robles responded. One engine and one Battalion Chief from CAL FIRE/SLO County, one engine from Atascadero Fire and one engine from Templeton Fire immediately responded to assist. An additional five engines were requested to assist. In total, 32 firefighters worked to contain the fire. Additional assistance was provided by Camp Roberts Fire, Paso Robles Police Department, Water Department, Building Department and San Luis Ambulance Service.

The fire was contained at approximately 3:15 p.m. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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