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Spontaneous Combustion Fire Destroys Residential Deck

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Sonora, CA — The spontaneous combustion of a bag of fertilizer and dried potting soil was the cause of a early Sunday morning fire that totally destroyed the deck of a residence at 9061 Fraguero Rd. off Hwy 49 in Tuolumne County.

The fire was reported at 4:53am, contained at 5:17am and closed at 7:16am. A Sonora City Fire Department engine responded along with a Groveland engine.

No injuries were reported.

Written by Bill Johnson