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Evacuation orders issued in parts of Sonoma County as wildfire burns near Lake Sonoma

UPDATE via KTVU: HEALDSBURG, Calif. - The Point Fire burning Sunday in northern Sonoma County near Lake Sonoma is up to 900 acres and remains at 15% containment, according to Cal Fire.   

The blaze is burning northwest of Healdsburg in an area that is largely open ranch land and vineyards, but Cal Fire said structures have been destroyed by the blaze. Investigators are determining what kind of structures and how many, Cal Fire said.   

The fire has pushed down south toward Mountain View Ranch Road as well, according to firefighters.   

"Crews are hopeful the threat to structures along the Upper Dry Creek Valley will diminish at sundown, said Cal Fire on X. "Firefighters on the ground with help from fixed-wing assets have focused on reinforcing the right flank to the west."   

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from zone SON-2E2, in the Dry Creek Valley. Zone SON-2E3, also in the Dry Creek Valley in the area north of Mill Creek Road, south of Chemise Road, east of Wallace Creek Road and west of Dry Creek is under an evacuation warning, placing over 4,000 residents on high alert, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.   

An evacuation center has been set up at Laguna High School in Forestville.   

Smoke from the fire is affecting the North Bay, including MarinNapa and Solano Counties. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for both Sunday and Monday in the region. 

The Point Fire has prompted the school district to call off summer school classes in Healdsburg on Monday, according to the County Office of Education.   

Healdsburg Unified School District has cancelled all summer school classes because of evacuations, power outages and smoke from the fire, the school district said. 

ORIGINAL: SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) -- A wildfire burning near Lake Sonoma has prompted evacuation orders, according to Cal Fire.

The agency is reporting the fire has burned 121 acres but is now 15% contained.

People living from Fall Creek Road to Stewarts Point Skaggs Spring Road and West Dry Creek Road are forced to evacuate.

Cal Fire described the rate of spread of what's being called the Point Fire as "moderate."

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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