SCHELLVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a pallet factory in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):

4 p.m.

Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for residents around a burning pallet factory in a rural area of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sonoma Valley Fire Chief Steve Akre tells the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa that firefighters have a handle on the fire. The blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon at the factory in the Sonoma County community of Schellville, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

Sheriff's officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for a half-mile radius around the blaze, but lifted it a short time later.

The Press Democrat reports the same pallet business burned in a massive fire in 2013 that was started in nearby grass by sparks from a tow truck pulling a car dolly. The flames spread to the business and ignited 40-foot stacks of wooden pallets. Damage then was estimated at $1 million.

2:30 p.m.

Fire officials in Northern California say crews are battling a fire at a pallet factory that has prompted an evacuation order for residents within a half mile radius.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says the blaze erupted Tuesday afternoon at the factory in Schellville, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the same pallet business burned in a massive fire in 2013 that was started in nearby grass by sparks from a tow truck pulling a car dolly. The flames spread to the business and ignited 40-foot stacks of wooden pallets. Damage then was estimated at $1 million.