Tree and power lines spark fire, outage near Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A tree branch or branches fell onto power lines near Paso Robles Friday evening, sparking a fire and causing hundreds of residents to lose power. 

A caller reported the blaze burning in the 5100 block of Estrella Road at about 7 p.m, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters arrived and contained the blaze to a half acre. 

About 350 residents lost power, according to PG&E. Power was expected to be restored Friday night.