PASO ROBLES – At approximately 3:50 p.m. on July 17th, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to the area of Osos Way and Vista Grande for a vegetation fire.

The initial arriving units found the fire burning in a vacant lot between two homes off Osos Way. The fire was quickly contained at .68 acres by responding units, with no damage to any structures. Conditions were very windy at the time of the fire with multiple structures in the area. Compliance with the City of Paso Robles weed abatement ordinance limited the fires potential.

Two fire engines, one squad and one Battalion Chief’s from Paso Robles responded. Under the City’s automatic aid agreements, three fire engines and two Battalion Chief’s from CAL FIRE / SLO County fire responded to the incident. The cause of the fire was determined to be from a mowing operation on an adjacent parcel.

The Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind everyone that mowing in the late afternoon during warm, dry, and/or windy conditions can easily ignite the dry vegetation. 

For more information on the City of Paso Robles weed abatement guidelines please visit: