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Vegetation fire burning east of Paso Robles; power affected for over 2,000 residents

The Franklin Fire is burning near the 3000 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles. Officials say forward progress was stopped around 7 p.m.
Franklin Fire, Paso Robles, July 8, 2024
Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 08, 2024

A vegetation fire is burning east of Paso Robles, fire officials said Monday.

The fire — the Franklin Fire — is burning near the 3000 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles. About 53 acres had burned, according to an update from Cal Fire SLO at 8:18 p.m. saying better mapping had upped the total from what was previously 40 acres.

Forward progress was stopped just after 7 p.m. and was 100% contained after 10 p.m.

Franklin Fire, Paso Robles, July 8, 2024

Power is out for some residents in the area, according to a PG&E outage map. Over 2,500 customers are affected.

The estimated restoration time is 2:30 a.m. July 9.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.