Suspicious overnight fires spark arson investigation in Healdsburg

Firefighters in Sonoma County are investigating a series of small vegetation fires that started Monday night near Healdsburg.

There were 15 small, suspicious fires in the span of just over three hours. The fires altogether burned six acres as crews quickly got the flames under control. 

State Sen. Mike McGuire, who represents the area, warned residents about the fires and urged them to look out for trouble.

"If you live in Northern Sonoma County, please be vigilant. There have been multiple suspicious fire starts over the last several hours," McGuire wrote on Facebook on Monday. "Fire engines/personnel have staged in the Healdsburg area to perform quick attack on each of the blazes."

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There are no reports of damage to homes or other properties so far.

"We owe MAJOR gratitude to the firefighters in Sonoma County tonight - literally being everywhere at once," McGuire wrote in a subsequent message. "Local agencies along with Cal Fire are staged in the Healdsburg area, prepared to jump on any new fire starts."

One of the fires was along the forest floor along Mill Creek Road on Healdsburg's west side. That's near where the Walbridge fire burned last year.

Cal Fire said 80 fire personnel responded to these incidents. Each fire is being investigated separately. 

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