Fire damages Bodega Bay home

Nine fire departments responded to the Bodega Bay house fire, which erupted early Friday.|

Fire crews from nine departments quickly knocked down a residential fire in Bodega Bay early Friday, though a quarter of the home burned.

Bodega Bay firefighters responded at 6 a.m. to the two-alarm fire in the 1700 block of Sea Way. The two-story home was unoccupied, Bodega Bay Fire Chief Sean Grinnell said.

Upon arrival, firefighters called for assistance, including from Cal Fire, Gold Ridge, Graton, Marin County, Monte Rio, Occidental and Sebastopol fire departments, as well as Bodega volunteer firefighters.

More than 10 engines responded to the fire, in addition to a battalion chief and precautionary ambulance from Bodega Bay. Firefighters contained the blaze within about an hour but stayed until around 11 a.m. putting out embers.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it’s not believed to be suspicious in nature. Grinnell estimated the damage at $500,000.

You can reach Staff Writer Kevin Fixler at 707-521-5336 or at On Twitter @kfixler.

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