About a dozen homes evacuated due to small fire in Sonoma

Sonoma County sheriff's deputies and the Sonoma Police Department are assisting with precautionary evacuations due to a small fire Wednesday afternoon. 

The sheriff's department said officials knocked on doors and that evacuations were limited to about a dozen homes. An alert by the county about the fire was sent just after 5 p.m.

Crews are on scene and air support is being employed for the fire at 1st Street West and Norrbom Road near the Sonoma Overlook Trail. Authorities said it appears that fire crews are getting the fire under control. 

There are several road closures in the area. Officials asked residents to avoid the area. 

By 6:23 p.m., the sheriff's department said the evacuations would remain in place for a few hours, but that no further evacuations would be necessary as crews finish their work.