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UPDATE: Firefighters contain small vegetation fire in Salinas Riverbed

Fire crews en route to Santa Margarita vegetation fire
Posted at 3:38 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 20:06:55-04

UPDATE (5:02 p.m.) - Firefighters have contained the small brush fire.

Crews are asking drivers to use caution while driving north along Highway 101 in Paso Robles as crews mop up.


ORIGINAL STORY (3:38 p.m.) - Firefighters are responding to a small vegetation fire in Paso Robles.

According to CAL FIRE SLO, the fire broke out in the Salinas Riverbed just behind Kohl's around 3 p.m. Saturday.

The fire has charred a 40 x 40 foot spot and is burning at a slow rate of spread, fire officials said.

Firefighters with CAL FIRE SLO and Paso Robles City Fire are using dozers, aircraft and hand crews from multiple engines to put out the fire.

No evacuations are in place at Kohl's.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.