See the huge smoke plume from Paso apartment fire
Four people were displaced Thursday after a fire burned a two-story apartment in Paso Robles.
The fire was first reported about 12:15 p.m. at an apartment complex at 102 Spring St., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident information page.
The blaze reportedly started in the bottom floor of the building and extended to the second floor before firefighters were able to contain it, said Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services Battalion Chief Brian Lewis.
The Red Cross was notified to assist the people who were displaced, Lewis said.
Traffic backed up onto Highway 101 as a result of the fire, according to CHP Officer Scott Koolman. He said CHP officers helped Paso Robles police with traffic control on the off-ramp at Niblick Road and 1st Street.
Koolman said the CHP hadn’t closed any roads as a result of the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Lewis said.
Tribune staff writer Lucas Clark contributed to this report.
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