Guerneville health center fire will force some to look for another place to receive medical care

 GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (KTVU) -- A medical center that serves a wide area in Sonoma County was damaged by a fire early Saturday morning, said officials.

The one-alarm fire at the Russian River Health Center, was first reported at 2:26 a.m. on 16319 Third Street in an unincorporated area of Guerneville in Sonoma County.

Several local fire agencies responded, and the incident was under control by 4:21 a.m.

But the fire could make it more difficult for people in the area to receive quality medical care.

"This health center serves from Forestville to the Coast," said Chief Steve Baxman, Monte Rio Fire Department.

"It's gotta a pretty good clientele, and there's going to be a lot of people that's going to be needing services."

Chief Baxman said the building sustained extensive damage, and estimated that losses could reach at least half a million dollars.

Firefighters were able to save some computers and medications.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.