SONOMA (KCBS) – A long-vacant old Sonoma Valley resort, constructed more than a century ago, was destroyed by fire Thursday.
The fire at Paul’s Resort, across from Maxwell Farms Regional Park, broke out around 2:30 a.m., according to fire officials.READ MORE: UPDATE: Investigation Underway Into Apparent Shooting On I-580 In Oakland
The 11-room resort was a remnant from a time when San Franciscans and other city dwellers sought out hot springs health retreats in tiny El Verano and other nearby communities.
The 1908, the vintage building was one of a string of resorts built along Sonoma Creek that became popular places for camping and dancing to big band music.READ MORE: San Francisco Bans City-Funded Travel To States Over Voting Restrictions
Paul’s Resort had been unoccupied for many years when it caught fire.
Fire officials said no one was injured fighting the fire. The cause remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: COVID: Santa Clara County Health Officials Prepare To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 As Authorization Looms
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