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Firefighters responding to commercial, car fire at A Matter of Taste in Cambria

Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 02:23:29-04

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.) — A pickup truck drove into a gas line, igniting a fire behind the commercial building and causing the building to catch fire as well, according to fire crews.

Firefighters say they must dig up the gas line to stop the fire from growing, which will "take a while."

The California State Parks agency, San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, Cambria Fire Department and Templeton Fire Department are responding to the blaze.

Drivers can expect road closures along Main Street, Bridge Street and Burton Drive as fire crews continue to stop forward progress of the fire.

This is a developing story. Please check back later as more information becomes available.


UPDATE (2:02 p.m.) — Crews are continuing to battle a fire at A Matter of Taste, a gift shop on the 4100 block of Burton Drive in Cambria.

According to eyewitnesses, a pickup truck drove through a fence and caught fire.

It is not yet known if there are any injuries.


ORIGINAL STORY (1:43 p.m.) — CAL FIRE SLO firefighters are responding to a commercial fire and car fire Saturday afternoon in Cambria.

According to the California Highway Patrol Incident Information page, around 1:05 p.m., first responders received reports of a vehicle that hit a building on the 4100 block of Burton Drive, causing the structure to catch fire. The commercial fire then caused the car to catch fire.

It is unknown if there were people inside the vehicle or the building. CAL FIRE SLO did not immediately respond to calls from KSBY News.

KSBY is sending a crew to the scene to obtain more information about this incident.