Smoker ignites fire at commercial storage yard in Paso Robles

July 26, 2021

A fire that burned a commercial storage yard on Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon was started by discarded smoking material.

Shortly after 4 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning vegetation between two
commercial properties near Black Oak Drive. The fire then spread to an adjacent commercial yard where an assortment of roofing material was stored.

The roofing material produced a large black column of smoke that was visible throughout the city.

Firefighters quickly contained the blaze.


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Yet another destructive fire caused by an idiotic smoker. And people wonder why smoking is being outlawed in more places. I hope they find the careless moron responsible for this and prosecute them to the fullest extent possible.


But at least none of the residents at the taxpayer funded converted Motel 6 next door don’t smoke in their rooms, it isn’t allowed, right?