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Shelter In Place For Fire Near Santa Rosa Is Lifted

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) -- The shelter in place order for residents in southwest Santa Rosa has been lifted and it is now safe to reenter the area, the Sonoma County Fire District said Monday.

The fire has been extinguished and the shelter order ended, said Cyndi Foreman of the Sonoma County Fire District.

The advisory had been made Monday afternoon due to hazardous smoke from a fire involving multiple vehicles near Scenic Ave and the Railroad tracks reported around 3:35 p.m. A large plume of smoke was visible in Santa Rosa.

The Santa Rosa Fire Department first tweeted about the fire on Scenic Avenue at around 3:44 p.m.

The department sent three engines and an additional chief officer to help the Sonoma County Fire District with the fire. Video posted by the department on Twitter appeared to be of a fire in a parking area, but it was difficult to determine exactly what was on fire.

The fire started in a bus in an auto storage/wrecking yard and spread to other buses and vehicles, as well as stored tires, Foreman said.

"They're just doing the last bits of overhaul on the tough-to-get-to areas," she said.

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