Woman arrested after fire destroys Sonoma home

The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.

When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — you'll receive an email informing you of the update.

If you no longer want to follow a story, click the "Unfollow" link on that story. There's also an "Unfollow" link in every email notification we send you.

This tool is available only to subscribers; please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Please note: This feature is available only to subscribers; make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.


A woman was arrested Monday in connection with a suspected arson fire that destroyed a house and a second structure in Sonoma. Sheriff’s officials said the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.

The fire was reported just after midnight on Napa Road near Fifth Street East and drew a large response.

Sheriff’s officials are investigating the fire as a possible arson, spokesman Juan Valencia said, but the woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, false imprisonment and resisting arrest.

“There is not sufficient evidence at this time to be sure if it was arson or to charge anyone with arson,” said Valencia, who added that the fire is still being investigated.

At least five vehicles were burned, including one late-model BMW parked on Napa Road. Two structures burned to the ground, including one home. The fire was out by 7 a.m.

Responding agencies included Sonoma Valley, Schell-Vista, Cal Fire, Kenwood, Eldridge, Gold Ridge, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Rancho Adobe and Lakeville volunteers.

Press Democrat Staff Writer Randi Rossmann contributed to this report.

Please read our commenting policy
  • No profanity, abuse, racism or hate speech
  • No personal attacks on other commenters
  • No spam or off-topic posts
  • Comments including URLs and media may be held for moderation
Send a letter to the editor
*** The system is currently unable to accept new posts (we're working on it) ***

Our Network

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine