NEW PHOTOS – Fire destroys outbuilding and damages vacant home south of downtown

A fire in a vacant building south of downtown drew a massive response from local fire departments who put it out quickly., Townsy Media , September 28, 2021

Photos from the Sebastopol Police Department Facebook

Fire fighters from Sebastopol Fire Department, Graton, Gold Ridge and the city of Santa Rosa converged on a two-alarm fire at the corner of Walker and Petaluma Avenues on Monday afternoon, which burned down an outbuilding and damaged the back of a vacant home on the same lot.

“We were able to save the house by getting there quickly and putting the fire under control,” said Sebastopol Fire Chief Bill Braga.

With such a massive response, the fire was put out quickly, but smoke billowed down Petaluma Avenue, causing the closure of the street.

Braga said no one was injured in the fire, which started in a small outbuilding and spread to the vacant home, which Braga said had been empty for eight to 10 years.

The source of the blaze is currently unknown. “We are still doing an investigation,”  Braga said.


Thanks to Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages for the following photos from Monday’s fire:

Photo by Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages

Evan Jacobs/@AirAttackImages