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Penngrove dairy fire destroys truck, damages barn

Firefighters worked two small blazes Tuesday morning, one at a Penngrove dairy and one at a home in northern Santa Rosa, reported emergency dispatchers.

At 6:27 a.m. Rancho Adobe firefighters were called to Davis Lane for a barn and vehicle fire with someone possibly trapped inside.

Arriving firefighters found a truck engulfed in flames, threatening a nearby barn, said Battalion Chief Steve Davidson.

The driver was able to get out and wasn't at the scene when firefighters arrived.

Apparently the truck had been traveling along the feed barn, distributing hay, when the truck caught fire.

The truck was destroyed and flames scorched one side of the barn.

Rancho Adobe's nearest fire station, in Penngrove, was closed Tuesday due to budget cuts. District firefighters came from Liberty Road and downtown Cotati.

An engine from Cotati arrived first at 6:39 a.m., according to dispatch records.

Several other area departments sent water trucks.

Davidson said he arrived first, coming from his office in Penngrove.


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