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Fire burns 6 acres in Paso Robles riverbed

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 22:59:53-04

UPDATE (7:55 p.m.) - The Paso Robles fire chief says six acres burned in the fire Friday evening.

Seventy personnel along with 11 engines, two hand crews and two air tankers from various agencies helped battle the blaze.

Fire officials say no air drops ended up being made on the flames.

The fire reportedly sparked near the Navajo Avenue river walk trail. The cause is under investigation.

Thursday, a half-acre fire broke out near a homeless encampment near Niblick Road, officials say.

There have been no reports of any injuries or structural damaged.


ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters were battling another fire that broke out Friday evening in the Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles.

The call came in at about 5:43 p.m. for the area near the 100 block of Niblick Road.

Paso Robles police say the fire is burning between 13th and Navajo and traffic is blocked on S. River Road in that area.

Many people in the area are reporting seeing smoke from the fire.

CAL FIRE crews are assisting.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.