Just south of  Sebastopol, Volkerts Road was a little smoky on Wednesday as a brush fire came close to several homes in the area.  Firefighters and homeowners combined to stop the fire before it reached any structures.

Goldridge firefighter Brian Palozzo douses hot spots after a brush fire erupted in a grassy field and burned in to a eucalyptus grove off Volkerst Road, south of Sebastopol, Wednesday July 18, 2012. Several west county agencies including Cal Fire helped to contain the fire which threatened several homes in the area. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012


-Kent Porter