Vegetation fire starts in riverbed


Paso Fire Department reminds all to ensure weeds are removed

PASO ROBLES — On Friday the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to a vegetation fire at Highway 101 and 24th Street in Paso Robles at 9:20 p.m.

Arriving firefighters found a 50-foot by 100-foot vegetation fire in the Salinas riverbed burning in and around trees and brush. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 15 minutes and within the next two hours worked to fully extinguish the fire.

A total of two fire engines and one battalion chief from Paso Roble responded along with two fire engines and one battalion chief from CalFire and one engine from Templeton fire. A total of 16 firefighters responded to the incident and the Paso Robles Police Department assisted with traffic control. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services reminds all residents to ensure that they have proper clearance around their homes. The weed abatement deadline was June 1 and Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services says that most residents have done an outstanding job. Further weed abatement information can be found on the City of Paso Robles website at www.www.prcity.com/government/departments/emergencyservices/weeds.asp

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