Fire destroyed a Point Arena-area home Sunday evening, according to Cal Fire.

Firefighters were called just before 5 p.m. to a home on Garcia River Court in a remote hilltop area over the Garcia River, Cal Fire Capt. Cathy Gregory said Monday.

Gregory, who arrived first to the fire, found the home engulfed in flames. Three Point Arena Cal Fire engines were joined by firefighters from Redwood Coast and South Coast fire agencies. Gregory estimated 40 firefighters helped put out the blaze.

Flames threatened but didn’t damage one neighboring home, she said.

Residents evacuated safely. Cal Fire was investigating the cause.

Point Arena is on the southern coast of Mendocino County.

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