UPDATE (5:15 p.m.) – According to the Paso Robles Police Department, the fire is now under control.
The Niblick Bridge is being reopened to traffic.
(4:55 p.m.) – A fire in the Salinas Riverbed forced the closure of the Niblick Rd. Bridge in Paso Robles on Monday afternoon.
The fire was reported at about 4:20 p.m.
Authorities were asking the public to avoid the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.