A brush fire in Paso Robles burned 12.5 acres and threatened two homes Sunday afternoon.
The fire was first reported about 2:35 p.m. in the 6000 block of Dresser Ranch Place. By 3:35 p.m., firefighters had stopped the forward spread of the fire. Crews were putting out hot spots and mopping up at 5:30 p.m.
The fire came close to the homes, burning “right around” one and coming within 80 to 100 feet of the other, according to Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms. Both homes were occupied during the fire; residents did not need to evacuate because there was “good clearance” around the homes, which helped firefighters defend the structures.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, Elms said.