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Fire in RV burns half-acre near Sonoma Coast

A blaze that started in an RV trailer near the Sonoma Coast on Thursday burned about a half-acre of land, state fire officials said.

The fire broke out just before 2 p.m. on King Ridge Road and spread to nearby vegetation, Cal Fire Capt. Leah Simmons-Davis said. But firefighters were able to contain it in about an hour, despite troubles accessing the road, north of Cazadero, she said.

“The RV itself was on the road, blocking access to the vegetation fire part of it,” Simmons-Davis said.

A woman called 911, reporting a generator set fire to an RV on the property at 25000 King Ridge and spread to a nearby tree, emergency dispatchers said.

Numerous fire agencies responded to the call, but many were told by dispatchers that they could turn back.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Henry 1, flew above, reporting the conditions below to dispatchers. Cal Fire air support was called to the fire. But that call later was canceled, Simmons-Davis said.

“Fire season is starting earlier this year,” she said, “Luckily, this one didn’t do too much (damage).”

The fire remains under investigation.

Staff Writer Julie Johnson contributed to the story. You can reach Staff Writer Eloísa Ruano González at 521-5458 or eloisa.gonzalez@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @eloisanews.

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