Smoker ignites fire at commercial storage yard in Paso Robles

July 26, 2021

A fire that set fire to a commercial warehouse on Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles Sunday afternoon was caused by discarded smoking material.

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

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

The fire service quickly brought the fire under control.

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