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Firefighters battle home fires; one displaces a family

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 6th, 2013

PASO ROBLES The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to two residential structure fires on consecutive mornings one that displaced a family of five.

The fires occurred Tuesday and Wednesday morning on Experimental Station Road and San Augustine Road, respectively, the PRDES reported.

At 8:22 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters and a battalion chief found a lot of smoke and flames coming from a front window, door and roof of a single family home at 235 San Augustine Road. While firefighters worked to control the blaze, they also tried to determine if someone was trapped in the home.

Fortunately, nobody was home and the fire was contained by 8:38 a.m.

The fire displaced a family of five and the American Red Cross is providing housing assistance to the family.

Two companies of Paso Robles firefighters and a battalion chief also responded to a structure fire at 812 Experimental Station Road at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to the PRDES. They found the home "well involved" and the fire had burned through the roof. They declared the fire was under control at 7:47 a.m. No adjacent structures were damaged by the fire.

Fire investigators learned the vacant house was also being demolished.

Nobody was injured during either of the fires.

The cause of the fires remains under investigation by the PRDES.

Atascadero and San Luis Obispo County fire departments responded to the fires. The Paso Robles Police Department assisted with traffic control at each incident.

For the complete article see the 11-05-2013 issue.

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