Update: Fire Near Downtown Sonora
Update at 3:15 p.m.: CAL Fire spokesperson Lindy Shoff relays that crews have stopped the flame’s forward rate of spread on a blaze burning behind the Clark Pest Control building. The building located on the 420 block of Hospital Road, off Mono Way was initially threatened, but crews were able to put retardant around the backside of the building to protect it and no damage is being reported at this time.
The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. and grew to about an acre. Shoff relays that crews are working on gaining full containment and will then be mopping up for the next couple of hours. What sparked the blaze is under investigation.
Original post at 2:40 p.m.: Sonora, CA — Fire crews are responding to a vegetation fire near downtown Sonora off Mono Way.
CAL Fire reports that the blaze is an acre in size and burning at a moderate rate of spread in grass and brush. The flames broke out along the 420 block of Hospital Road behind Clark Pest Control building. CAL Fire spokesperson Lindy Shoff tells Clarke Broadcasting that the building is threatened, but crews have retardant on both sides of the building. We will relay more details as soon as they come into the newsroom.