An early morning fire at a construction and lumber yard quickly spread to a nearby pallet yard, resulting in extensive power outages downtown Stockton. Buildings in the downtown are currently without power, including many City buildings. City buildings, such as City Hall and the Chavez Library have closed for the day and will reopen, Wednesday, April 24, for regular business hours. City buildings outside the downtown area may be open; some services, such as internet access, may not be available.
Traffic downtown has been impacted due to signal outages. Those traveling or with destinations in the downtown area are encouraged to drive with caution, treating all intersections with signals that are out as “all-way” stops. Many offices and businesses are closed, so calling in advance is recommended.
Fire and police continue to keep the area around the fire closed to through traffic between Sonora St. (north) and Scotts Ave. (south) and Lincoln St. (west) and Commerce St. (east).
For questions or additional information, please contact Community Relations Officer Connie Cochran at (209) 937-8827 or visit www.stocktonca.gov/news.