At approximately 8:28 a.m. on Monday March 21, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to the area of North River Road and Sulphur Springs for a reported vegetation fire.
The first arriving unit reported approximately ¼ acre burning within the Salinas Riverbed with difficult access. Accessing the fire was aided using the recently purchased type 3 fire apparatus with 4-wheel drive capabilities. Fire was quickly contained upon arrival and fully extinguished within one hour.
Three fire engines and two Battalion Chief’s from Paso Robles responded. Additional responding units under the cities Automatic Aid Agreements were cancelled prior to their arrival. The cause of the fire was determined to be from an unattended fire within a homeless encampment.
Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind residents that the vegetation is quickly drying due to the lack of seasonal rainfall and ongoing drought conditions. Absent any significant late season rainfall, we anticipate an early start to fire season.