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Brush Fire Forces Evacuations Near Cloverdale

CLOVERDALE (CBS SF) -- More than 500 firefighters were battling a fire that grew to 1,500 acres Sunday afternoon in unincorporated Sonoma County, Cal Fire officials said.

The Sawmill Fire began around 11 a.m. and is located near Geysers and Geysers Resort roads, about 10 miles east of Cloverdale.

Twenty to 30 homes have been evacuated and a shelter is being set up at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1402 University St. in Healdsburg, sheriff's officials said.

The fire is 10 percent contained.

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered by the sheriff's office

for the Cloverdale side of Geysers Road from Pine Mountain Road to Geysers Resort Road.

No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged or destroyed, Cal Fire Capt. Tiffany Mercado said. The cause is under investigation.

A separate fire this afternoon in Santa Rosa burned five to seven acres in Annadel State Park.

Firefighters with the Santa Rosa Fire Department tweeted at 2:18 p.m. that multiple resources had responded. By 3:39 p.m. the fire's forward progress had been stopped and firefighters had kept the fire to five to seven acres.

No one was injured and no buildings were damaged, Cal Fire officials said. No evacuations were necessary. The cause is under investigation, according to Cal Fire.

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