Evacuation order lifted after 3-alarm blaze near Sonoma

By GEORGE KELLY | gkelly@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm | UPDATED: June 6, 2018 at 3:34 am

SCHELLVILLE — Firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire that erupted at a pallet factory south of Sonoma, leading to power outages and road closures around the North Bay, authorities said.

The fire was reported just after 12:30 p.m. at Sonoma Pacific, 1180 Fremont Road. By 1:30 p.m., evacuation orders went out for anyone living or working with a half-mile of that address, according to the California Highway Patrol.

As of 2:50 p.m., Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said those orders were lifted near the site, but said closures were still in effect for Eighth Street East at Schellville Road and at Fremont, and for Watmaugh Road at Broadway and at Napa/Burndale Road.