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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Update: River Fire

Paso Robles River Fire Evacuation Area 1600 6-22-2020 (THUMB)

60% Containment Reached

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 23, 2020 The River Fire, which broke out in the Salinas Riverbed yesterday at 1:55 pm is estimated to be 60% contained. Spreading across 15 acres, it has destroyed 2 structures and caused damage to 9.  PG&E has reported that power has been restored but crews are still working in the area.   

Currently, road closures include River Rd closed from Creston to Navajo, Creston Rd closed from River Rd to the west entrance to Ferro Ln, Capitol Hill, Elm Ct, and Almond St are totally closed off.  The current evacuation order remains in place, including the area bound by the current street closures. This impacts 98 households.  

Emergency Services urges members of the public to avoid the evacuation zone due to hazards in the form of downed power lines, emergency responders and utility companies working in the area. 

The evacuation center at the Paso Robles Senior Center, 270 Scott Street will remain open while the evacuation orders are in place. The North County Animal Hospital is able to assist with animal evacuations and can be reached at (805) 238-5882. 

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Media Contact: Angelica Fortin, Phone: 805-227-7506

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