Paso Robles hits scorching 109-degree temperatures heading into weekend

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - The city of Paso Robles is facing a heat wave unlike other with temperatures reaching 109 degrees on Friday. 

The triple digit temperatures prompted watches and warnings across San Luis Obispo County, with the Sheriffs Office reminding parents and pet owners to be extra mindful when getting into or stepping out of a vehicle. 

The sweltering heat means fire season is in full swing. Firefighters contained a 6-acre grass fire in the Whitley Gardens area Thursday night. 

Air conditioning companies are scrambling as calls for service continue to pour in. 

Friday's high temperature is a few degrees cooler than the record of 112 degrees, set in 1989. 

"When it is this hot I don't go outside," said Madeline Pratt, who has lived in Paso Robles since 1984. "I just don't."

At the Senior Center off of Scott Street, Pratt and other volunteers have the place open. Stocked with plenty of water for anyone looking to keep cool.

"This is available to anyone if we have power," she said. "This is a public building and anyone can come in here."

Small power outages have been reported across northern San Luis Obispo County. 

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