5 acres fire in Sonoma County near Sears Point today

5 acres fire in Sonoma County near Sears Point today

On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, crews from CalFire are responding to a fire that is between 3 and 5 acres and is located at Sears Point in Sonoma County. Wednesday morning about eleven o’clock was the time that the fire was first reported, according to the authorities. There have been reports that the fire can be seen from Highway 37 in the area of the Sonoma Raceway. CalFire reports that the fire has a low potential for spreading and that no homes or lives are in danger at this time. The cause of the fire is now being investigated, and response teams have arrived on the scene.

***1 person dies in 63-acre Roblar Fire in western Sonoma County***

On Monday afternoon, a man was found dead at the scene of a fire that had burned 63 acres before it could be brought under control in the western part of Sonoma County. According to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation into the precise circumstances surrounding his passing is currently underway, and the identification of the deceased individual is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

On private property that was only accessible via a winding dirt road, firemen cautiously made their way to the construction truck in which he was trapped, which was a skid steer. Cal Fire officials have stated that the cause of the fire is now under investigation and that it is too early to determine if the individual passed away at the scene of the fire or somewhere else. At approximately 2:30 in the afternoon, the Roblar Fire was reported in the region of Roblar Road and Canfield Road, which is southwest of Rohnert Park. According to the Public Information Officer for Cal Fire, Tom Knecht, it spread to the east because of the strong winds.

He stated that “wind always plays a part” in the occurrence of flames. The National Weather Service reported that there were steady winds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts of up to 25 mph in several areas of western Sonoma County that were in the proximity of the fire. During its most intense phase, it burnt along a rural slope that was only a few kilometers inland from the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

According to Knecht, the elevation was around 360 feet above mean sea level, and there was no damage to any structures. He went on to say that the progression of the fire had been halted by the late afternoon of Monday and that firefighters had begun mopping up by the early evening.  As the scenario unfolded, there was evidence of charred landscape all over the place as strong winds continued to blow over the area. Misti Wood, the spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, has verified that there would be no mandatory evacuations. It was possible to see smoke from the fire from as far away as Santa Rosa, Cotati, Petaluma, and Rohnert Park; but, according to the notifications issued by city officials, there was no danger to homes in any of those areas.

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