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Fires damage Windsor mobile home, destroy Rohnert Park barn

A Windsor family of five was displaced by a fire that broke out under their double-wide mobile home Saturday, a few hours after an old wooden barn burned to the ground near Rohnert Park, a fire official said.

The blaze beneath the mobile home in the Evergreen Mobile Home Park off Old Redwood Highway in Windsor was reported at 12:27 a.m. and was under control less than an hour later, said Battalion Chief Ron Busch of the Rincon Valley and Windsor fire protection districts.

Firefighters’ efforts to get at the fire did some damage to the mobile home, rendering it uninhabitable until plumbing and wiring repairs are made, Busch said.

The family is receiving housing assistance from the Red Cross, he said.

Busch estimated the damage at $50,000 and said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thirteen firefighters from the Rincon Valley, Windsor and Healdsburg departments responded to the blaze.

The barn fire in the ?400 block of Millbrae Avenue east of Stony Point Road was reported at ?8:15 a.m. and the first engine arriving in four minutes found the entire structure in flames, Busch said. The fire was under control at 9 a.m.

The barn, used for storage of a contractor’s construction equipment, was mostly empty.

An excavator and another barn nearby were threatened but not burned, Busch said.

The blaze sent up a plume of smoke that was visible for miles.

Busch estimated the loss at $10,000 to $15,000 and said the cause is under investigation.

A force of 25 firefighters from the Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa, Rancho Adobe and Rohnert Park fire departments battled the blaze.

No injuries were reported in either fire.

You can reach Staff Writer Guy Kovner at 707-521-5457 or guy.kovner@pressdemocrat.com. ?On Twitter @guykovner.

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