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Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
Tuesday April 26th, 2022 :: 01:18 p.m. PDT


Water Heater House Fire

Water Heater House Fire
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:13 PM  RP221160025
Contact:        Sergeant Jerrod Marshall            584-2600      
                        On Duty Sergeant                          584-2600
                        DC Aaron Johnson                        584-2600       (Public Information Officer)
            Tuesday morning, April 26th, at approximately 0820 hours, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety dispatch center received calls for a house on fire on Circle Dr. Fire and Patrol units were dispatched to the home and arrived within three minutes of the initial dispatch. Patrol officers quickly cleared all residents from the house along with a few small animals in cages. The fire was confined to the garage near the water heater when fire units arrived. Smoke had filled the attic space and a small portion of the living space of the home.
            Fire personnel from Rohnert Park Public Safety, Rancho Adobe Fire and Sonoma County Fire, quickly arrived and stopped the fire from spreading to the interior of the house. The quick actions of the residents and neighbors calling for help, allowed fire personnel to keep the fire small. Damage to the house was limited to the garage space and one interior wall that is near the water heater. An investigation is being done by Rohnert Park Fire.
            Rohnert Park Public Safety would like to remind everyone to keep the space around gas water heaters clear of all combustible items. Listen for possible issues and clean around the area often to limit dust build up.

Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
City Center Dr
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-584-2600

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