Investigators looking into cause of fire that destroyed a Paso Robles home

San Luis Obispo - The TribuneMay 25, 2013 

Thirty-two firefighters responded to an early morning structure fire on Saturday that destroyed a two-story home under construction in Paso Robles.

Firefighters responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 12:13 a.m. and found the home fully engulfed in flames, according to a news release. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

The structure was located directly behind an existing residence at 612 Olive St., and the fire was rapidly spreading into neighboring residences. The fire was declared contained at 1:16 a.m. and under control at 2 a.m., though firefighters’ efforts were hindered by live power lines down near the fire.

According to a city news release, the two-story home under construction was a total loss and the existing residence had significant fire damage. Several other adjoining properties were damaged from the radiant heat generated by the blaze.

No one was injured or displaced by the fire, the news release stated.

Thirty-two firefighters from the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services, Cal Fire, and the Atascadero, Templeton, Camp Roberts and San Miguel fire departments responded. Paso Robles police helped control traffic.

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