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Update: 1 person dead in brush fire that burned west of Petaluma

SONOMA COUNTY -- Authorities in Sonoma County on Monday confirmed that one person died in a brush fire that burned 63 acres west of Petaluma.

The incident, named the Roblar Fire, was first reported at around 2:30 near the intersection of Roblar Road and Valley Ford Road in the town of Bloomfield.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office confirmed early Monday evening that a person had died in the fire. No additional details were provided.

Roblar Fire burning in Sonoma County
Roblar Fire burning in Sonoma County PG&E

According to initial reports, the fire was already 15-20 acre and is being driven by winds in the area.

The Cal Fire LNU Twitter account confirmed that its units were at the location and the fire was at approximately 30 acres and 0% contained by around 3:30 p.m.

However, crews were able to make progress on the fire over the next hour. By around 4:15 p.m., the fire was at 63 acres and 50% contained.

Ground fire crews are at the scene with additional Cal Fire air support from tankers and a helicopter being requested.

There were reports of smoke from the fire impacting air quality in the region, with the Santa Rosa police dispatch center receiving hundreds of 911 calls reporting smoke, according to the Santa Rosa Fire Department.

Vallejo is experiencing smoke from a fire near Petaluma and authorities are advising people to stay indoors if they have sensitivities, according to Vallejo Police at 6:25 p.m. on Monday.

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