BODEGA BAY (CBS SF) — Both directions of Highway 1 near Bodega Bay in unincorporated Sonoma County have reopened after a solo-vehicle crash involving a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle and a house fire, the California Highway Patrol said.

Bodega Bay Crash and House Fire

A Sonoma County Sheriff’s vehicle crashed into a house near Bodega Bay early Sunday morning. (CBS)

The crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m. in the 600 block of Highway 1 near Smith Brothers Road, authorities said. A Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy was pursuing a vehicle suspected in recent thefts when he crashed into the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The suspect vehicle was traveling at speeds of 90 to 100 mph.

The deputy was able to escape the car and, along with another deputy, helped residents evacuate the home. Shortly thereafter, the patrol car and home caught fire.

Bodega Bay House Fire

Firefighters battle a blaze along Highway 1 near Bodega Bay after a deputy crashed his vehicle into the home, displacing several people. (CBS)

No one in the home was injured. The injured deputy was taken to a hospital and is expected to fully recover. The CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.

Red Cross personnel arrived at the scene to attend to the displaced occupants of the house, which suffered extensive damage in the fire, according to Bodega Bay Fire Capt. David Bynum.

Bodega Bay Crash Scene

A Sonoma County deputy’s patrol vehicle is pulled away from the house where it crashed on Highway 1 near Bodega Bay, causing a fire which displaced 3 people. (CBS)

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