Ukiah Valley Fire Authority’s Fire Chief Doug Hutchison said fire personnel “were dispatched at 04:48 hours for a commercial fire at 859 North State Street,” the address of Ukiah’s Redwood Tree Service Station. Ukiah Police Department’s Public Information Officer Cedric Crook told us the fire caused “significant damage”.
Chief Hutchison said when personnel arrived they found “fire on the outside of the building with possible extension to the interior.”
He said, “After quickly knocking down the exterior fire it was determined that the fire had indeed extended into the building itself. At that point crews forced entry into the building, to search for and extinguish the fire.”
Chief Hutchison described crews extinguishing the fire after locating it on the second floor of the building.
As of now, Chief Hutchison said, “We do not have an estimate of damage at this time and the cause remains under investigation.”