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Cal Fire San Luis Obispo crews on-scene of brush fire in Paso Robles, waiting for PG&E to de-energize downed power lines

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo

PASO ROBLES, Calif. – Cal Fire San Luis Obispo crews will be on the scene of a small brush fire that broke out in Paso Robles on Friday afternoon for several hours as they wait for PG&E to de-energize downed power lines and ensure that the fire is out.

The fire was first reported on the 7300 block of Gage Irving Road in Paso Robles just after 1:30 p.m., according to incident response pages. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo reported that the fire had burned a quarter-acre to one acre of grass and oak woodland as of 2:35 p.m.

Fixed-wing air tankers were released for assistance.

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo reported that there were downed power lines involved with the fire, and crews were waiting for PG&E to safely de-energize the power lines.

Around 1,300 customers were out of power due to the fire. PG&E estimates that full power will be restored by 8 p.m.

Resources will be on the scene for several hours to ensure that the fire is out, according to Cal Fire.

Click here for more information about the power outages.

Article Topic Follows: San Luis Obispo County
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