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Niblick Bridge reopens after firefighters douse brush fire in Paso Robles riverbed

Here’s what to do when you hear a siren

The crews at Modesto Fire Station No. 5 responded to 4,200 calls last year. Whether it be a fire engine, a police officer or an ambulance, if its lights and sirens are on, here are the basics for yielding to emergency vehicles.
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The crews at Modesto Fire Station No. 5 responded to 4,200 calls last year. Whether it be a fire engine, a police officer or an ambulance, if its lights and sirens are on, here are the basics for yielding to emergency vehicles.

Update, 5 p.m.

Firefighters were able to control the fire burning in the Salinas riverbed in Paso Robles. The Niblick Bridge has reopened with one lane in each direction, according to a Paso Robles Police Department.

Original story:

A fire that erupted in the Salinas riverbed Monday afternoon forced Paso Robles police to close the Niblick Bridge.

Firefighters were called about 4:15 p.m. to the blaze in the 100 block of Niblick Road, just behind Kohl’s department store, according to scanner traffic.

The Niblick Bridge was closed to all traffic about 4:30 p.m., according to a Paso Robles Police Department Facebook post.

Social media posts showed smoke and flames reaching above the height of the bridge.

Check back for updates on this continuing story.

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