At approximately 2:00 PM, on Thursday August 2nd, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to 305 Santa Ynez Ave. for a reported residential structure fire.
Firefighters arrived at scene within three minutes 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 and one firefighter received minor burns. In total, five residents were displaced from their homes. Two fire engines and one Battalion Chief from Paso Robles responded. Under the City’s automatic aid agreement, 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. Under the City’s mutual aid agreement, five additional engines were requested to assist with extinguishment. 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 PM. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Battalion Chief Scott Hallett