Dry conditions fuel Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles fires
June 5, 2014
Firefighters successfully battled fires that quickly spread because of dry conditions in Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles on Wednesday.
Sparks from a concrete saw ignited brush behind a business in the Arroyo Grande Village at around 4 p.m. Emergency crews evacuated people in the area while firefighters battled the blaze.
The fire was extinguished within an hour. No one was injured and the building sustained only minor damage.
Two homeless people camping near the Salinas River in Paso Robles were attempting to stay warm by building a campfire Wednesday evening. Their warming fire quickly got out of control and was reported to emergency personnel at 8:54 p.m., according to Paso Robles officials.
Firefighter quickly contained the blaze to approximately three acres. Paso Robles police arrested the two people who started the fire.