North Bay Fire Information

This page will update news on the North Bay Fires, including damage, injury information and any news events.

UPDATE 10/17/17 5:09PM

Some road closures removed

 October 17, 2017

5:05 p.m.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are removing a road closure.  Highway 12 between Pythian Road and Dunbar Road is now open.  All areas north of Highway 12, commonly called the “east side,” are still closed due to the fires.  Law enforcement personnel are still enforcing road closures on the north side of Highway 12 for your safety.

To see if your address is evacuated, use the online, up-to-date evacuation map for Sonoma County available at https://tinyurl.com/centrallnuevacs.

 

UPDATE 10/17/17 3:57PM

Evacuation orders lifted in some areas.

 The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is lifting all evacuation orders in the following areas.  If you live in these areas, you can return home now.  There will be more law enforcement personnel in your neighborhood to keep you safe.  You do not need to check in with anyone and you do not need a law enforcement escort.  Return to your neighborhood as you normally would.

 

  • Portion of Geyserville:  Highway 128 north to Vanoni Road outside the burn area.
  • Portion of City of Santa Rosa: Oakmont neighborhood to include all streets south of Highway 12, east of Calistoga Road to Pythian Road. All northbound roads off Highway 12 are still closed, under mandatory evacuation orders.
  • Portion of Sonoma Valley: The unincorporated areas east of Sonoma to include the following areas: east of 4th Street East to Lovall Valley Road at Thornsberry including Lovall Valley Court; south of Lovall Valley Road to East Napa Street; the area east of 7th East to the burn area and Highway 121; and all streets south from East Napa Street to Napa Road.
  • Portion of City of Santa Rosa: The medical complex located at 3536 and 3540 Mendocino Avenue. All areas within the mandatory evacuation zone around the complex will remain in place. The only access to the complex is via Steele Lane north to Mendocino Avenue.

For additional information, specific to Sonoma County, call the Emergency Operations Center at: (707) 565-3856.

For additional information, specific to the City of Santa Rosa, visit: www.srcity.org.

To see if your address is evacuated, use the online, up-to-date evacuation map for Sonoma County available at https://tinyurl.com/centrallnuevacs.

Some areas are without power.  If your home does not have electricity, PG&E anticipates restoring service to all electric customers as soon as possible.  If your home does not have gas service, please visit www.pge.com and click on “wildfire response” for a gas relight schedule or call 1-800-743-5000.

Conditions are subject to change at a moment’s notice. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. We encourage the public to remain prepared for wildfires by visiting www.readyforwildfire.org.

All other mandatory evacuation areas are still closed.  We will send an alert for each area as it re-opens.

 

UPDATE 10/17/17 3:11PM

Evacuation lifted in Oakmont and Mendocino Ave. Medical Complex.

 As of 1:00 p.m. today, the evacuation has been lifted for: the Oakmont neighborhood to include all streets south of Highway 12, east of Calistoga Road to Pythian Road. All northbound roads off Highway 12, including Highway 12 eastbound at Pythian Road, will still be closed under mandatory evacuations orders.

Additionally, the evacuation has been lifted for the medical complex located at 3536 and 3540 Mendocino Avenue. All areas within the mandatory evacuation zone around the complex will remain in place. The only access to the complex will be via Steele Lane north to Mendocino Avenue.

To see if your address is evacuated, use the online, up-to-date evacuation map for Sonoma county available at https://tinyurl.com/centrallnuevacs.

There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions.

Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous.

Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.

For additional information, specific to the City of Santa Rosa, visit: https://srcity.org/recovery

UPDATE 10/16/17 5:20PM

Evacuation lifted in Santa Rosa Annadel Heights neighborhood

 As of 5:00 p.m. today, the evacuation has been lifted for the area of Bennett Valley/Annadel Heights in the city limits of Santa Rosa. Welcome home!

To see if your address is evacuated, use the online, up-to-date evacuation map for Sonoma county available at https://tinyurl.com/centrallnuevacs.

There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions.

Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous.

Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.

For additional information, specific to the City of Santa Rosa, visit: https://srcity.org/recovery

 

UPDATE 10/16/17 12:01

Advisory: Mandatory evacuations lifted in Bennett Valley, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Boyes, Sonoma.

October 16, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Welcome Home! The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is lifting all evacuation orders in the following areas.  If you live in these areas, you can return home now.  Please read the instructions for your neighborhood below.  There will be more law enforcement personnel in your neighborhood to keep you safe.

Bennett Valley Road and the area east of Petaluma Hill Road.  This area is open except for the road closures listed below.  You do not need to check in with anyone or have a law enforcement escort.

  • Bennett Valley Road at Holly Oak Way.  No access allowed east of that point.
  • Bennett Valley Road at Keiser Ranch Road.  No access allowed west of that intersection.
  • Warms Springs Road at Sonoma Mountain Road.  No access allowed east of that that intersection.

Note that Bennett Valley Road between Holly Oak Way and Keiser Ranch Road is still closed. This includes Enterprise, Old Bennett Ridge, Bardy and Rollo Rd. These area are closed.

The following road closures have been removed and roads are now open:

  • Bennett Valley at Yulupa Road
  • Petaluma Hill at Crane Canyon
  • Roberts Road at Lichau Road

Kenwood:  Residents located outside the burn area will be allowed to return home. Areas outside of the burn area are defined by the road closures listed below.

  • Highway 12 is only open between Greene St and Dunbar Rd. .

There are two ways to access Kenwood.  From Bennett Valley Road, take Sonoma Mountain Road to Warm Springs Road into Kenwood.  From Petaluma Hill Road, take Warm Springs Road into Kenwood.  All residents must check in at the checkpoint at Warm Springs Road at Mound Avenue.  Bring your ID or paperwork that shows you live in Kenwood.

Boyes Hot Springs: Advisory evacuations lifted, including area east of Hwy 12 to the fire perimeter and south from Madrone Rd to Verano Ave.

Glen Ellen: East of Arnold Dr to fire perimeter and south from Martin St.

City of Sonoma: East of Hwy 12 to 4th St East and south of E. Verano to East and West Spain St.

City of Sonoma: 7th St East from E. Napa St south to Denmark St.

 

UPDATE 10/16/17 9:00AM

Advisory: Press briefing at 1pm at Fairgrounds

Cal Fire, along with Santa Rosa Fire and the Sonoma County Sheriff, will hold a joint 1:00 PM press briefing today at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. All information relating to fire progress and missing persons will be updated at that time.

There will be a press briefing conducted in Spanish shortly after this press briefing.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office will live stream both briefings on our Facebook page. There will be no 6:00 PM briefing.

UPDATE 10/16/17 7:24AM

Returning to your Property

We understand you are anxious to return to your neighborhood, but for your safety and the protection of your home and personal property, entry is not allowed until mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. We are working to make this happen as soon as it is safe.

Public safety cannot provide escorts into the evacuated areas. All of our resources are committed to actively fighting the fire. Please cooperate with first responders. We are relying on you to follow these instructions to ensure your safety and the safety of our first responders.

Notices of lifted mandatory evacuations and allowable re-entry will be sent out via Nixle alerts. Sign up for Nixle alerts by texting your ZIP CODE to 888777 or sign up online. Recent Nixle alerts can be viewed online.

To prepare for re-entry and returning home:

Make sure you have ID. If you do not, visit the Local Assistance Center

Please Take Precautions When Returning to Home
• Wear sturdy shoes and clothing
• Hazardous chemicals and conditions may be present
• Inspect propane tanks for visible damage before turning on
• Wear protective gear when sorting through possessions, anything in contact with ash should be
sanitized and cleaned
• Food may be spoiled
GARBAGE SERVICE: A special garbage collection will take place, in the re-populated areas only, on
Saturday, October 14. As your garbage bins fill up, you may use any bin (even recycling) for general
waste for this special pick-up only. However, all trash MUST be in a bin, debris left on the curb will not
be picked up. General waste does not include hazardous materials, they must be disposed of properly,
see http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/ or
http://recyclenow.org/. On Monday, October 16, regular pick-up services and schedule will resume.
DANGEROUS CHEMICALS: Asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various
other chemicals may be present in your home and neighborhood.
FOOD PRODUCTS: If your refrigerator has been non-operational for an extended period of
time, the food inside it has gone bad. When in doubt, throw it out! Use gloves and safety
glasses.
ELECTRICITY: If electricity is off, before turning it on, make sure all appliances are turned off. Once you
are sure all appliances are turned off, there is no fire damage to your building and
the meter does not have any visible damage, you may turn on the main circuit breaker.
PG&E: 800-743-5000
PROPANE FIRE DANGER: Call provider to inspect tanks and relight pilots. If you smell gas,
shut off valve immediately. Please don’t be the source of an additional fire in your community!
WATER QUALITY ISSUES: Water and sewer service in Santa Rosa has not been affected, with the
exception of two isolated areas in Oakmont and Fountaingrove.
UTILITY WORK AND TREE HAZARDS: When returning to your community, please be aware of utility
workers on the road in addition to potential falling trees. For tree hazards: Recreation and Parks, 543-
3770. For general road debris: Public Works, 543-3800. For water and sewer: Santa Rosa Water, 543-
4200.

UPDATE 10/16/17 7:05AM

Find a list of School Closures Here 

UPDATE 10/15/17 8:21PM

Advisory: Portions of Larkfield and Wikiup now open


Welcome Home! The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is lifting all evacuation orders in the following areas.  If you live in these areas, you can return home now.  You do not need to check in with anyone and you do not need a law enforcement escort.  There will be more law enforcement personnel in your neighborhood to keep you safe.  To access your neighborhood, take 101 north to the Airport Blvd. off-ramp.  Mark West Springs Road is still closed at the off-ramp.

Wikiup and the area to the north, and east of Old Redwood Highway, including Faught Road, are now open to the public, except for the following closed areas:

  • Vista Grande Drive, all residences west of 5339 Vista Grande Drive have access. No access to the east of 5339 Vista Grande Drive.
  • Wikiup Drive at Wikiup Court.  No access to the east of that intersection.
  • Wikiup Drive, all residences to the west of 889 Wikiup Drive. No access to the east of 889 Wikiup Drive, including Knollwood Court.
  • Carriage Lane, east of Carriage Court. No access to the east of that intersection on Carriage Lane.


Larkfield: The area north of the Larkfield Shopping Center that is outside the burned area as defined by the road closures listed below.

  • Londonberry Drive at the intersection, east of Hatona Drive. No access to the south of that intersection.
  • Lambert Drive, east of Hatona Drive. No access to the south of that intersection.
  • Pacific Heights Drive, east of Old Redwood Highway. No access on Pacific Heights Drive.


The County is attempting to resume regular garbage service in this area as soon as possible, hopefully in the next few days.

There could still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion, and various other chemicals.

All other mandatory evacuation areas are still closed.  We will send an alert for each area as it re-opens.  If you have any questions, call the Sonoma County hotline at 707-565-3856.

UPDATE 10/15/17 8:20PM

Advisory: Boil Water Notices for isolated portions of Fountaingrove and Oakmont areas are still in effect until further notice

Boil Water Notices for isolated portions of Fountaingrove and Oakmont areas are still in effect until further notice.

This precaution applies to Fountaingrove residents who live:
– east of Mendocino Avenue
– north of Chanate Road
– west of Fountaingrove Parkway, and
– south of Mark West Springs Road;

Oakmont residents who live on:
– White Oak Drive south of Madelyne Court, including Madelyne Place, and on Oak Mesa Drive south of Starry Knoll Court, including Shooting Star Place.

UPDATE 10/15/17 9:50AM

Advisory: Press Briefings today at 1:00 PM, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Cal Fire, along with Santa Rosa Fire and the Sonoma County Sheriff will hold a joint 1:00 PM press briefing today at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. All information relating to fire progress and missing persons will be updated at that time.

There will be a press briefing conducted in Spanish shortly after this press briefing.

There will be no 6:00 PM briefing.

 

UPDATE 10/15/17 9:35AM

Disaster Relief Information and Links

UPDATE 10/14 1:00pm Press Conference

  • Wind event through the night
  • Pocket Fire is not marching to the South and West any longer. Holding pretty steady where it is. Working to the East.
  • Tubbs Fire on east and south side are still looking very good and working their way up the east side of the fire.
  • St. Helena was making good process. Aircrafts were unable to fly due to winds. May need to back off and get dozer lines set up.
  • Nuns Fire presented a new fire around Oakmont during the night about 450 acres at 2am. Made a run towards Oakmont area. Holding it at the 12 and chunking it’s way to East. Not moving very fast. Holding pretty steady.
  • Just above the city of Sonoma, blew out again and they are actively on it. Hoping to skirt it into the upper part of where the Partridge Fire was. Trying to keep it out of city limits.
  • Red Flag Warnings through the night resulted in increased fire activity last night.
  • Speculation about cause of fire. That info will be released as soon as they know.
  • Kaiser Hospital has been cleared by the City of SR inspection and is very close to being re-open. A press release will be released when that happens.
  • Journey’s End Mobile Park has been searched and they are moving north through Old Redwood Highway.
  • 20 fatalities and last fatality was found in the Fountain Grove area.
  • 1,642 missing reports, 1,420 have been located, 223 outstanding people
  • Did open areas on the West side in some evacuated areas. To see if you are able to return, visit HERE 
  • Local assistance center for FEMA is at the Press Democrat office in Santa Rosa. The city wants to get aid to ALL of the citizens, documented or not.
  • Sutter Hospital will NOT be reopening.

10/14 4:51AM Sonoma County Sheriff: Mandatory Evacuation- Hwy 12 between Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Road. Evacuate westbound to Santa Rosa IMMEDIATELY.

Sonoma Sheriff Briefing (10/13/17 1pm)

  • The Pocket Fire is working east towards Black Mountain. Dozer line and control line is on the south side. Wind coming up this afternoon.
  • The Tubbs Fire on the east side the comfort level is pretty strong. They have worked their way into the fire and feel comfortable. On the south east side, comfort level is up in anticipation of the wind. Santa Rosa city, possible re population soon. On the west side, the trouble spot this morning, has now had dozer line place around it and possibly can be pinched off later today.
  • The Nuns Fire on the north end by Oakmont, was worked on well last night and good aggressive firefighting through the night. Did some backfire activity and comfort level feeling good at this moment. Wind could be a concern for blowing embers tonight. At Sugarloaf it is working its way towards the North East. Bulldozer work going on working its way through the Napa side of the mountain. The North Eastern side, it is in steep country. Bulldozer equipment has started from the top and trying to get a full dozer line. The bottom f the Nuns Fire, what used to be the Patrick Fire, comfort level for the firefighters is good. Progress is being made. South west side, above city of Sonoma, making good progress, again bulldozer lines and backfires have really helped to contain that area.
  • 12 Helicopters and 6 air tankers are actively working these fires.
  • Concern about Red Flag Warnings that wind could possibly exceed 40 mphs
  • Steps are being taken to try and repopulate part of Santa Rosa City that is evacuated in the next day or two. Will get more info in the next day or two.
  • The Presidential Declaration for individual assistance has been approved.
  • Oakmont – feels very secure.
  • Sommerfield road going into BV –  a lot of backfire, dozer line, which has helped in securing the area.
  • Sutter Hospital and Kaiser are both closed. Kaiser will possibly reopen in the next 12 hours or so. Memorial hospital is the only hospital open at the time.
  • Sheriff’s has been working hard on missing persons: 1,308 current reports, 1,052 have been located safe. 256 are outstanding.
  • 45 search and rescue out in the field and 30 detectives.
  • 18 fatalities
  • Spanish text alerts available on Nixle, press conferences and posts on Sheriff’s Facebook will be in Spanish and English.
  • They really need your cooperation on the roadways. It is dangerous. Officers are out on fixed posts and closing roads that have been deemed dangerous. They cannot let you in there. Please be patient.
  • Please stay off the roadways if you do not need to be there. It hinders emergency vehicle access and response.
  • Stay out of the left lane if possible to allow for emergency vehicles to get by.
  • Signal lights are out all over the city without power. Please slow down, stop, and clear the intersection before proceeding.
  • Cellphone, bluetooth, texting, etc is dangerous. Pull off the on ramp and then contact your loved ones.
  • Road closures can be found HERE
  • No looting will be tolerated in this county.
  • There is a curfew in effect in Santa Rosa. People will be prosecuted and put in jail.
  • Interference with personal and re entrance to evacuated areas will be prosecuted.
  • Price gauging can be reported at the DA’s office.
  • Superior Court will continue to be closed until at least Wednesday 10/18. If you have a need to come to court, check in the DA’s office or public defender’s office.
  • Every day new groups from outside the region, more mutual aid has coming to help.

UPDATE 10/13/17 10:24AM

Advisory: No new evacuations taking place in Penngrove.

There was a Nixle sent out by a fire department about current evacuations in Penngrove which has generated concerns from Penngrove residents. These are areas that were already evacuated earlier in the week and remain under evacuation. The intent was to inform the public of areas under evacuation. There are no new evacuations taking place there.

UPDATE 10/12/17 6:23 PM

Sheriff Rob Giordano announces names of 15 decedents in this week’s Sonoma County Fires. The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the following decedents and their next of kin have been advised:

  • Carol Collins-Swasey, 76 years old from Santa Rosa
  • Lynne Anderson Powell, 72 years old from Santa Rosa
  • Arthur Tarsman Grant, 95 years old from Santa Rosa
  • Suiko Grant. 75 years old from Santa Rosa
  • Donna Mae Halbur, 80 years old from Larkfield (Santa Rosa)
  • Leroy Peter Halbur, 80 years old from Larkfiled (Santa Rosa)
  • Valerie Lynn Evans, 75 years old from Santa Rosa
  • Carmen Caldentey Berriz, 75 years old from Apple Valley, CA
  • Michael John Dornbach, 57 years old from Calistoga, CA
  • Veronica Elizabeth McCombs, 67 years old from Santa Rosa

Fire Press Conference (10/12/17 1:13pm)

  • Evacuation in Oakmount
  • Nuns 3% contained. Evacuations in northern Sonoma and greater Sonoma Valley
  • Resources: Firefighters are currently working hard and using all resources to get these fires out.
  • Do not return to evacuated areas
  • Fatalities: 15 confirmed in Sonoma County
  • Missing person: 1,000 Reports – 603 reported safe, 400 still missing
  • 565-3856 call if you have an update on missing persons
  • Please continue to keep the roadways clear. Unless you are evacuating or have a real need to be there, please refrain from driving on the roads. (wires down, hazards in roadways)
  • Left lane is used to emergency personal. Please keep clear for emergency responders. Be mindful of them coming up behind you. Some of them are unmarked. Move over to the right.
  • DO NOT use your cellphone while driving. Please take an off ramp and pull over before taking phone calls.
  • Signal lights are out in places around the cities. You still need to stop at the intersection and clear it before proceeding.
  • You can go to HERE for more information on road closures.
  • As of this morning, within the city of SR, 2,834 homes lost and 400,010 feet of commercial spaces lost.
  • PG&E is working to get power and gas back on. Over 800 people are working to get it back on.
  • Working with Cal Fire and the City of SR to try and get daily shelter briefings to all of the shelters.
  • Prepare to evacuate with bags with food, closed toed shoes, cash, and medications. Make sure to have your pets readily accessible.
  • For more information on fire maps and so much more, visit HERE
  • $37 billion bill has passed by the House of Representatives today ($19 billion is for hurricane and fire relief throughout the country)
  • Cal Fire App is free and can give you updates
  • Wind conditions: Light off shore breeze is blowing. High north winds tonight. (more fine tuned predictions later – could be as high as 50 mph winds) Red Flag warning conditions until 5pm
  • They are sending in search and cadaver dogs for searches in houses
  • No commonality on missing persons. Extreme difficulties on identifying people. Could be weeks or months, unfortunately, to identify. They will treat all remains with the up most respect.
  • Safety is the most important. Please do not go into evacuated areas.
  • NO ONE involved will ask any immigration status. They will ask your name just to help with missing persons reports, etc. Anyone is welcome at the shelters and will not be turned away.
  • Crews are in Bennett Valley and Oakmont area. They do have contingency plans for if fires move to Rohnert Park and Petaluma and will immediately put those plans into action.

Information from the Sheriff’s Press Conference (10/12/17 9:35am)

  • The total missing persons list was 900. 437 of those have been found and safe. 463 are still outstanding
  • Total deceased is at 14 people.
  • All evacuated areas are still evacuated. Do not return to your home. No expected return date.
  • Approximately 437 National Guard troops, roughly 100 deputy sheriff’s from SC, and 200+ other law enforcement agents on the street from all around the Bay Area.
  • Be careful of erroneous reports being shared on social media. Make sure to subscribe to Nixle for all updated information. Text your zip code to 888777.
  • 2 arrested were made last night in the evacuated area. Possible looters. Officers are attempting to patrol everywhere.
  • Targeted searches will be any and everywhere to find missing persons.
  • No evacuations during the night.
  • There will be a fire briefing at 1pm today at fire base camp at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

UPDATE 10/12/17 8:27AM

Sheriff Giordano is holding an operational briefing today at 9:30 AM in front of the Main Office, 2796 Ventura Avenue.  It will be live streamed on Facebook.

UPDATE 10/11 17 9:00pm

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UPDATE 10/11/17 4:30pm

The Sonoma County Sheriff have advised that there will be an Operational Briefing tonight (Wednesday 10/11) at 6:30 PM

From Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office:
The Sheriff’s mandatory evacuation order applies to everyone. There are no exceptions. These areas are very unsafe due to hot spots, downed power lines, etc. We are not offering escorts to properties within the evacuation zones.

We understand this is a very difficult time. We’re doing everything we can to get you back to your homes as soon as it’s safe. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE 10//11/17 12:37PM

Sonoma State University has canceled all classes and university business until Monday, October 16, and the Green Music Center has followed suit by cancelling the performances scheduled this weekend.

UPDATE 10//11/17 12:30PM

The Air National Guard will be using an unmanned aerial vehicle over the Northern area of Santa Rosa to assist us in understanding the extent of fire damage through the use of aerial photography.

UPDATE 10/11/17 12.22PM

Farmers Insurance has set up Catastrophe Bus at the Home Depot 4825 Redwood Dr, Rohnert Park until 5:00PM

UPDATE 10/11/17 12:09PM

1:00PM- Sonoma County Sheriff Joint Conference to be held at Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office at 2796 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa

UPDATE 10/11/17 9:00AM

-2 Press Conferences, 1st focused on Napa

-10/10/17 was an aggressive day for fire behavior.  10/11/17 is back to Red Flag conditions and Cal Fire is expecting fire growth today.

-Certain road closures have reverted to ‘unstaffed closures’.  This means signs saying ‘Road Closed’ but no personnel on site.  This is still a very dangerous closure and please abide by these closures.

-CHP Air Ops has saved 50 people including pets

-The Nunns fired has burned into Napa County.  7,000 acres, 2% containment

-Atlas Peak has burned 42,000 acres, 0% containment

-Partrick/Carneros fire has burned 9,000 acres, 2% containment

-Power has been restored to Yountville, PG&E working round the clock, still 7,000 people without power

-439 Horses being sheltered in Napa

-6pm Townhall Meeting at Napa City Hall to address public concerns.

-Sonoma County Sheriff was 2nd press conference at 9:30am, mostly question and answer with media.

-670 missing persons in Sonoma County, 110 have been found.  They believe most are simply not located at shelters currently, but don’t know for sure.

-All department press conference at 1pm today at Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

 

Update 10/11/17 5:20AM

Sonoma County Sheriff to hold press conference this morning at 9 AM. Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano will hold next press conference in front of the main Sheriff’s Office located at 2796 Ventura Ave. Santa Rosa

Update from 6:35 PM Town Hall Meeting on 10/10/17

Redwood Credit Union has set up a relief fund, you can make donations right now RIGHT HERE at RedwoodCU.org

-Between 1500-3000 structures have been lost.

-The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office is raising the total number to 11 bodies recovered related to Sunday night’s Tubbs fire. The deceased were located in the following areas:

2 – Angela Drive, Larkfield
2 – Mark West Springs Road, Larkfield
1 – Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa
1 – Crystal Court, Santa Rosa
1 – Mountain Home Ranch Road, Santa Rosa (Calistoga, County line area)
1 – Hemlock St, Santa Rosa
2 – Sundown Trail, Santa Rosa
1 – Wikiup Bridge Way, Larkfield

-That brings the current total for fatalities in all North Bay Fires to 17 people

-Feds have approved fire assistance grants.  This means that people affected will be able to access grant money and low interest loans.

-FEMA already has boots on the ground making assessments, which should expedite the process.

-The community of Willits is having difficulty getting updates

-Firefighting force is over 5000 people.  Many came off the line this morning after 40 hours straight.

-77 cell sites have been damaged or destroyed, only 35 sites are operational in Sonoma Couny

-AT&T has boots on the ground, and are setting up 5 new cell sites on Mt. St. Helena tonight

-Comcast has been difficult, and authorities expect them to “step it up”

-Fiber optic cable has been cut by the fire in Mendocino County, affecting financial traffic

-The National Guard has been deployed

Sonoma County TUBBS fire map.

Click HERE for an updated fire map

Update from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department: (10/10/17 6:20pm)


-STAY OUT of areas with Mandatory Evacuations, attempting to enter is impeding emergency crews work

-People in the Larkfield and Fountaingrove areas north of Santa Rosa are being warned tap water may not be drinkable for days. Officials from the company that supplies water to about two-thousand-500 homes and businesses said water may not be confirmed drinkable until tomorrow at the earliest. The Tubbs fire has damaged storage tanks and a pumping station, and crews are shutting off running water to damaged homes to provide more water for firefighters.

-More than 80-thousand acres have burned in Northern California

-15-hundred homes and commercial structures have been damaged.

-15 confirmed fatalities across the 5 North Bay fires

-Confirmed landmarks lost: Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, the Fountaingrove Inn, the historic Fountaingrove Round Barn and the buildings at Paradise Ridge Winery, Schmitt Firearms, Willi’s Wine Bar and Cricklewood restaurant.

-Comcast is offering complimentary WiFi to all North Bay residents.  Go into your device’s ‘Settings’ click on ‘Wifi’ and it’ll search for available Wifi and select Xfinity.

MISSING PEOPLE:

SUTTER SANTA ROSA REGIONAL HOSPITAL PATIENTS

All Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital patients were safely transferred to other area hospitals. Due to road closures, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is inaccessible at this time and all surgeries will be rescheduled. For more information, call (866) 961-2889.  https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/community-alert

SANTA ROSA POST OFFICE:

  • Santa Rosa Post Office holds mail for customers affected by fires (10/10/17 5:47pm)
  • For customers displaced and/or had their homes destroyed by the raging fires, the Santa Rosa post office has set up locations for them to get their mail. A location for customers to get their mail has been separated according to zip code.
  • For addresses in Zip codes 95401, 95403, 95407, mail pickup will be at 2850 McBride Lane from noon to 7:00pm. This location has been evacuated. (10/11/17 3:28pm) It will be relocated to Petaluma then to Stony Point at 2585 Sebastopol Road. It will be processed and available in a few days.
  • For addresses in Zip codes 95404, 95405, and 95409 mail pickup will be at 730 2nd street from noon to 7:00pm.
  • Signs are posted at both locations to guide customers to the mail pickup area. Customers are reminded to provide proper photo ID in order to get their mail.