Paso Robles resident fails to extinguish blaze, but firefighters succeed

A blaze that was reported as an extinguished trash can fire burned part of the garage of a Paso Robles home Sunday evening.

Shortly before 8 p.m., firefighters arrived at a home on Angus Street after being informed that a resident had already put out the blaze. The firefighters found heavy smoke coming from attic vents above the garage area of the home.

By approximately 8:15 p.m., firefighters managed to contain the blaze to a single garage wall and the attic space above the garage, limiting the heat and smoke damage inside the home. The home was occupied when the fire broke out, but no one suffered any injuries.

A total of 16 firefighters from the Paso Robles, Templeton and Atascadero fire departments, as well as Cal Fire, responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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