A wildfire burning on the 16000 block of Healdsburg Avenue in Northern Sonoma County has jumped Highway 101 and is impacting traffic in the area of the fire.
As of 2:54 p.m., the fire on the east side of Highway 101 is 3-5 acres in size growing at a moderate rate of spread prompting a full wildland dispatch with ground and air resources on the scene.
Reports from the scene indicate smoke is obscuring traffic on both the north and southbound lanes of Highway 101.
Reports of the fire emerged around 2:30 p.m. indicating a 50-foot spot fire was burning in brush on the 16000 block of Healdsburg Avenue.
UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: The Air Attack Commander reported that between the fire on both sides of Highway 101 the total acreage is around 20. The fire’s growth has “significantly slowed” and is not actively threatening any structures.
UPDATE 3:11 p.m.: The north and southbound lanes of Highway 101 have officially shut down.
UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: The Incident Commander reports the fire on the east side of Highway 101 is contained while the fire on the west side stands at 70% contained.
UPDATE 3:27 p.m.: Officials are in the process of reopening Highway 101 where traffic is significantly backed up.
UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: The Healdsburg Fire is contained and crews are mopping up the area into this evening. Traffic along Highway 101, both north and southbound, is moving slowly.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.