Small fire at Rail Bridge Cellars in Sacramento

The Sacramento Fire Department extinguished a small exterior fire outside of the Rail Bridge Cellars winery downtown this morning. There were no injuries or serious damage to the property.

The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at 400 North 16th Street, said public information officer Roberto Padilla. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but it appears to have been started by some nearby debris, he said.

The fire was beginning to breach the window of the building, and initial reports of flames prompted the department’s response.

The team was there for about an hour, and the incident will not disrupt business, said Michael Chandler, co-owner of Rail Bridge Cellars. The cellar, one of Sacramento’s first urban wineries specializing in regional grapes, was not open today.

“It was kind of shocking to get called at your house to hear that your winery is on fire,” he said.

Call The Bee’s Sammy Caiola, (916) 321-1636.