Fire burns store at Odd Fellows Recreation Club near Guerneville

A fire possibly caused by a blown electrical transformer engulfed much of the store near Guerneville Tuesday.|

A fire possibly caused by a blown electrical transformer on Tuesday night engulfed much of the store at the Odd Fellows Recreation Club east of Guerneville.

The destructive fire was reported after 9:30 p.m. at the store in the 13500 block of Riverside Drive. The general store and cafe is located in the Odd Fellows Park area south of the Russian River between the Korbel winery and the Hacienda Bridge.

Firefighters reported the store was “well involved” in flames and they were forced to contend with downed power lines, an emergency dispatcher said.

The flames appeared to have gutted much of the store building by 11 p.m.

The responding fire agencies included Forestville, Russian River, Rio Nido, Graton, Monte Rio, Guerneville and Cal Fire.

At 11:15 p.m., up to seven engines remained on scene, with crews busy on mop up of the fire, according to an emergency dispatcher.

Further details weren’t immediately available Tuesday night.

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