Updated at 7:50 p.m.:
The Petaluma Police Department reported that as of 6 p.m. Petaluma Boulevard North at Western had reopened but advised motorists to proceed through the area with caution. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the blaze at Central Market as a two-alarm fire.
By Bay City News
Police in Petaluma are warning motorists to avoid part of Petaluma Boulevard this afternoon as fire crews respond to a blaze in the area.
The fire was reported near the intersection of Petaluma Boulevard North and Western Avenue around 3:55 p.m., a police dispatcher said.
Police are providing traffic control in the area and are encouraging drivers to use an alternate route.
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