NORTH COUNTY — Several small vegetation fires erupted in the North County this week. Thanks to the quick response by firefighters and volunteers the fires were put out quickly and structures were saved.
The Ysabel fire started on Aug. 9 at the 1000 block of Santa Ysabel Avenue, and South River Road in Paso Robles. Around 3:50 p.m. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo and the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to the vegetation fire.
Winds drove the fire and structures nearby were threatened. An air attack and an engine fought the two-acre grass fire that was wind driven and surrounded by roads threatening nearby structures.
By 4:04 p.m.fire personnel made good progress and additional resources were canceled. Structure threat was mitigated and shortly after aircraft was released.
The fire was fully contained by 4:35 p.m.
Cal Fire SLO units responded to a fire on Aug. 10. at the 5600 Block of Vineyard Drive and Fairhills Road near Templeton.
A reported equipment fire broke out around 9:15 a.m. and extended to nearby vegetation. Cal Fire SLO arrived on scene and found the quarter-acre fire had successfully been extinguished by local individuals.
The Pass fire started on Cholame Valley Road just not of the ‘Y’ on Highway 46 East and Highway 41 East on Aug. 10. Cal Fire SLO responded to reports of the vegetation fire at approximately 7:31 p.m.
An air attack by Tanker 74 was called in to assist with the 10-by-100 foot spot fire burning along the road. A dozer line was also put in place per officials.
By 7:50 p.m. forward progress of the fire was stopped and the final size of the fire was 50-by-100 foot spot along the road.
Fire personnel urge motorists to keep their vehicles in well-maintained condition to prevent roadside fires and to not park on dry vegetation and keep chains up to prevent producing sparks on the road.
Approximately 95 percent of all wildfires in California are caused by people, according to fire officials. To learn how to help prevent the wildfires, visit preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark.
Photo caption: Fire crews on scene to ensure the Ysabel fireline is cold. (Photo by Cal Fire SLO)