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Paso Robles woman arrested for allegedly igniting Salinas riverbed fire

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - A woman was arrested in Paso Robles this weekend after allegedly setting fire to the Salinas riverbed Saturday.

Around 9:09 a.m. Saturday morning, Paso Robles firefighters were dispatched to a reported riverbed fire near 3200 Sulphur Springs Road, just north of the Highway 46 East bridge.

Upon arriving, crews found a 20-by-20-foot fire burning in trees and brush. They also said they saw a person flee the area shortly after firefighters arrived.

Within 10 minutes the fire was contained and firefighters were able to extinguish it within an hour.

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set and police successfully arrested a local woman for allegedly starting the fire and other narcotics violations. She was booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this case is
encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464.

Fire / San Luis Obispo County
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