Homes Destroyed as Wildfire Burns in Paso Robles

Two homes were destroyed, others were damaged, and hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate after a wildfire broke out in Paso Robles, California on Monday, June 22.

This footage shows firefighters and aircraft working to extinguish the blaze on Monday.

Officials said the fire originated in a riverbed and spread into Paso Robles’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, prompting the issuance of evacuation orders to 559 homes.

By early noon on Tuesday, the fire was 85 percent contained, and firefighters were working to try to have the evacuation order lifted by 5 pm, city officials said.. Two homes were destroyed and nine structures were damaged, they added. Credit: Jeff Claassen via Storyful