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Firefighters knock down residential fire in Paso Robles, no injuries reported

Paso Robles residential fire
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Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 21:17:01-05

PASO ROBLES — All residents are safe after their single-story Paso Robles home caught fire Friday afternoon due to faulty electricity, according to Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services.

According to local firefighters, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a residential fire on Pacific Avenue east of Olive Street at approximately 1:50 p.m.

When fire crews arrived, they noticed the fire was inside of the home and extending into the attic, according to a news release from the fire department.

Fire officials said 19 firefighters quickly contained the fire and all occupants inside the home evacuated safely.

Two fire engines, one paramedic squad and two Battalion Chiefs from Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to the residential fire. Two engines and one Battalion Chief from CAL FIRE SLO and one engine from Atascadero Fire assisted Paso Robles fire crews, according to fire officials.

PG&E, San Luis Ambulance Service and the Paso Robles Police Department also responded to the incident.

Upon investigation, fire crews determined the cause of the residential fire was faulty electricity.

"Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind everyone of the importance of having working smoke detectors in each bedroom," said the news release.