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Arson investigation underway in Paso Robles

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 12:29:08-04

Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services is investigating a fire that broke out Monday afternoon as arson.

Fire officials responded to reports of a fire at around 5:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Vine Street.

When first responders arrived, it was determined the fire was suspicious and may have been intentionally set. Fire officials say a nearby resident was able to quickly put out the fire before it spread to a structure.

Investigators later determined the fire was started with a flammable liquid.

If anyone has any information about the incident they are asked to call the Paso Robles Fire and emergency Services at 805-227-7560 or Crime Stopppers to remain anonymous at 805-549-STOP.