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Fire near Paso Robles burns about 25 acres, destroys structure

25-acre blaze in Paso Robles destroys structure, injures firefighter

A 25-acre fire burned an unoccupied structure, injured a firefighter and caused evacuations and road closures just south of Paso Robles.
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A 25-acre fire burned an unoccupied structure, injured a firefighter and caused evacuations and road closures just south of Paso Robles.

A fire near Paso Robles burned 25 acres, destroyed one structure and injured a firefighter on Sunday.

The fire, initially reported by authorities as multiple fires, began in the area of Creston Road near Franklin Hot Springs at about 12:10 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident information page.

The structure destroyed by the fire was unoccupied at the time because the owner lives out of state, Cal Fire battalion chief Josh Taylor said.

One firefighter received minor injuries and was taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital, according to Cal Fire Capt. Ryan Grebe. No one else was hurt.

The fire was about 50 percent contained as of 4 p.m., Grebe said.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office issued a reverse 911 to residents northeast of Franklin Hot Springs and deputies evacuated residents between the 2900 and 3500 blocks of Creston Road, according to Sgt. Jason Hall. As of about 4 p.m., Hall said the Sheriff’s Office was no longer involved with the incident.

Creston Road was closed in both directions at Neal Spring Road and Laguna Del Campo as crews fought the fire, according to the CHP’s incident information page.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Taylor said, though Grebe said it appeared to have been caused by a vehicle towing a trailer.

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