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UPDATE: Five units, quarter acre burned before apartment fire was put out

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 17:15:27-04

UPDATE (2:15 p.m. on 8/4/22) - A fire that broke out in a Paso Robles apartment complex damaged 5 units before it was knocked down, Paso Robles Fire officials said in a release Wednesday night.

In all, 60 firefighters responded to the apartment fire that broke out on Wednesday morning in Paso Robles.

The fire broke out at about 10:50 a.m. on Aug. 3 at an apartment on Olive St. By the time firefighters arrived, two units were engulfed in flames, and the fire was at risk of spreading.

Because of the risk, firefighters requested a second alarm.

The fire burned into nearby vegetation, prompting a wildland response.

Firefighters say all apartment residents were able to get out safely.

Two units were destroyed by the blaze. One was partially damaged, and two more had minor damage. A quarter acre of vegetation burned before the fire was contained.

Multiple units were charred after an fire broke out Wednesday morning at an apartment compex in Paso Robles.

CAL FIRE SLO, Atascadero Fire and SLO City Fire responded to assist Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services in getting the fire under control.

So far, fire investigators have not determined what started the fire.
UPDATE (2:35 p.m. on 8/3/22) - Several firefighters remain on scene mopping up an apartment fire that broke out Wednesday morning.

The fire quickly spread to multiple units in the building, destroying some and damaging others.

Witnesses at the apartment told KSBY that all pets were able to make it out of the building.

No injuries have been reported.
(11:19 a.m. on 8/3/22) Multiple fire crews are heading to a fire that broke out in Paso Robles on Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported on the 100-block of Olive St. at 10:50 a.m. Initial reports from CHP indicate the fire is at the Riverview Apartments.

At least seven CAL FIRE crews have been sent to the fire, which was initially reported as a two-alarm residential fire. The fire reportedly burned into brush in the area.

A caller who saw the fire told KSBY it was sending up a plume of black smoke.

At about 11:11 a.m., several tankers and a helicopter were among the additional crews sent to the blaze.

KSBY has a crew heading to the scene. This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.