Cal Fire, Sonoma County Fire District and Monte Rio Fire Protection District Crews Put Out Fire South Of Monte Rio

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Firefighters managed to put out a one-acre fire Wednesday afternoon that was likely started by a homeless encampment. On Bohemian Highway south of Monte Rio, the Press Democrat reports that crews from Cal Fire, the Sonoma County Fire District, the Monte Rio Fire Protection District, and an inmate crew spent five hours putting the blaze out after it was reported around 11 AM. An air tanker and helicopter also assisted in putting out the flames. The cause was determined to be an unintended fire from a homeless encampment, the fifth such encounter within the past couple of months in the area.