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Crews extinguish vegetation fire between two homes in Paso Robles

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 13:57:10-04

Crews with the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services knocked down a vegetation fire burning between two homes in Paso Robles Friday afternoon.

According to a news release sent to KSBY, firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire in the area of Osos Way and Vista Grande Street at about 3:50 p.m.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found the fire burning in a vacant lot between two homes off Osos Way, officials said.

Officials said crews contained the fire at 0.68 acres with no damage to any structures.

Conditions were "very windy" at the time of the fire with multiple structures nearby. Compliance with the city of Paso Robles weed abatement ordinance limited the fire's potential, according to fire officials.

Officials determined the cause of the brush fire to be from a mowing operation on an adjacent parcel.

Two fire engines, one squad and one Battalion Chief's from Paso Robles responded to the incident, as well as three fire engines and two Battalion Chief's from CAL FIRE SLO, according to the news release.

Crews with the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services said they would like to remind everyone mowing in the late afternoon during warm, dry and/or windy conditions can easily ignite dry vegetation.

To read the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services' weed abatement guidelines, click here.