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N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up – Updated 12:38 pm PDT 10/11/17

This article is no longer being updated. Please click over to the newest one: Fire pushes into City of Sonoma’s NE corner driven by Red Flag winds. Containment advances on other fires. Death toll rises


Interactive Map From San Francisco Chronicle

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Click image to go directly to map. Click this link to go to SF Chronicle fire coverage


SUMMARY: Red flag warnings frpm 5 p.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Thursday, predict that winds will intensify and change direction to come out of the northeast.

This could carry the potential for a spread of existing fires and initiation of new ones from wind-blown embers. Containment is zero in major fires. The death toll is rising slowly.

QUICK UPDATES October 11:

Note: The ability of authorities to offer accurate estimates of of damage has been hampered by active fires.

Other

  • Satellite fire coverage (graphic, below-updated 5:08 am 10/10/17)
  • Updated Santa Rose evacuation map, below.
  • Solano County Evac map,
  • Wildfire Viewer (updated hourly, but not coverage of Mendo and Lake fires)
  • Cal Fire Incidents (not updated frequently … too busy fighting the fire?)
  • Santa Rosa fires rage unchecked as firefighters prioritize safety over property. SR Hilton burned to ground, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Hospitals evacuated, large retail area in north Santa Rosa including Trader Joe’s destroyed.
  • Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Reports Damage, Staff Safe
  • Silverado Resort damaged.
  • Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa sustains major damage.

By Lewis Perdue

Wine Industry Insight Executive Editor/Publisher

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Multiple overnight wildfires spread by high winds across Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino Counties have forced multiple mandatory evacuations, closed major highway and resulted in damages to homes as well as as winery and vineyard assets.

 

A number of wineries have also been damaged. A report on those that are known will be added to this as soon as we gather them.

 

The situation is fluid, and information is incomplete. This article will attempt to draw as complete a picture as possible in a rapidly changing emergency. This article is still in the editing stage as Wine Industry Insight works to create a complete picture of a fragmented, fluid crisis.

 

Apologies: Typos and formats will abound as we rush to gather the information and stay ahead of the situation.


 

October 11 – NEW EVACUATIONS/ADVISORIES

8:21 p: The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the following portions of eastern Sonoma Valley. Castle Road north of Lovall Valley Road 7th Street East north of Lovall Valley Road.

7:46p: Sonoma Sheriff: There is no mandatory evacuation for the Sonoma Valley.  The advisory evacuation for Boyes Hot Springs and the north side of Sonoma remains in effect.  This area includes Arnold Drive from Madrone, south to Petaluma Avenue and east to East Napa and Lovall Valley Road.

4:36p: Solano Sheriff: ADVISORY: Those residing west of Pleasants Vly from Napa 128 south to Mix Canyon Rd, prepare to evacuate should conditions change

3:46p: Lake County Sheriff — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation advisory notice for the Lake Pillsbury area. Residents should only use Elk Mountain Road while leaving the area. This advisory was issued due to fire activity related to the Redwood/Potter Fires in Mendocino County.

3:17p: Napa Sheriff — Residents North of Grant Street. All remaining areas of Calistoga are under an advisory alert and can await further notice or begin voluntary evacuations

3:07 pm: City of Sonoma: –EVACUATION UPDATE -There are currently no fires within City limits. However, a VOLUNTARY EVACUATION ADVISORY has been issued for the northern area of the City of Sonoma (all areas north of West Napa Street/East Napa Street, to the end of East Napa St.), as well as for all areas of El Veranoand The Springs that are north of Petaluma Ave, south of Madrone and east of Arnold Drive. Please share this post.

2:39p: Sonoma Sheriff — The Sonoma County Sheriff has just issued an advisory evacuation for most of Boyes Hot Springs and the north side of Sonoma. This area includes Arnold Dr from Madrone, south to Petaluma Ave and east to E. Napa and Lovall Valley Rd.

12:35p: The Fairfield Fire Department is issuing an Advisory Evacuation Order for the Eastridge Development.  Due to the progress of the fire and increase in winds, all residents of the Eastridge Development in southwest Fairfield are encouraged to evacuate their homes.

12:28 am – From the Sonoma County Sheriff: “The following areas of the Sonoma Valley are now MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Moon Mountain Rd, Mission Way, London Way, Martin Rd, Cavedale Rd, Adobe Way. We recommend Agua Caliente residents along Hwy 12 between Agua Caliente Rd and Madrone Rd have a bag packed and ready to go, but currently no additional evacuations are necessary.”


 


MAP

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Source: Wildfire Viewer

Other maps as we find them lower down.

Below, evacuations and information from Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Mendocino Agencies

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NAPA COUNTY

MOST RECENT -October 11

Pls go directly to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. Updates are too numerous to keep up with here.

State Route 29 closed to traffic going toward Napa County

Due to fire crews working to control the Tubbs fire on Mt Saint Helena, State Route 29 has been closed at Western Mine Rd to all south bound traffic. Motorists are asked to stay clear of the area until further notice.

October 10

The fire on the east side of Napa has not crossed Jameson Canyon. No evacuations planned for AmCan at this time. www.fire.ca.gov

Napa County Fire Incident Map updated 10/9, 7pm http://www.countyofnapa.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=4294989792

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October 8

11:31 pm — Fire in Calistoga, Knights Valley to Tubbs Lane.  Evacuations underway. Evac Center at Napa County Fairgrounds.

11:34 pm — Silverado Trl Closed at Yountville Cross Road. All Soda Canyon Residents need to evacuate. Evac Center 2590 1st

October 9

12:20 am — Mandatory Evacuation of Circle Oaks West to Atlas Peak. Evacuate to the East and shelter at Calistoga Fairgrounds.

12:58 am — Mandatory Evacuation of Partrick Road.  Evacuation Center/Shelter available at 2590 1st Street at Crosswalk Church.

1:30 am — Advisory Evacuations for Vichy Ave, Hagen Rd and all the Avenues. Evac Centers: 2590 1st Street at Crosswalk Church

1:50 am — Hwy 128 hard closure at Tubbs Lane. Mandatory Evacuation 128 west to the city of Santa Rosa.

2:23 am — Napa County Animal Shelter at 942 Hartle Ct will shelter dogs, cats, rabbits and other household animals.

3:32 am — Mandatory Evacs: Old Sonoma Rd to Buhman Ave, Dealy Lane, Henry Rd, Coombsville Rd, Wild Horse Valley Rd, Carneros Inn.

3:54 am — Voluntary Evacs Hwy 29 North of Tubbs Lane, Evac Center at Calistoga Fairgrounds.

4:39 am — Montecito area now being evacuated. Crosswalk Church is full.  New Evacuation Center at the Napa Valley College GYM.

5:18 am — Wooden Valley area is being evacuated to Solano Comm College Library parking lot, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield CA

12:41 pm — Capell Valley Rd between Turtle Rock & Moskowite Corners is under mandatory evacuations and roads are closed.

2:46 pm — Advisory evacuations from Soscol Creek to North Kelly

SONOMA COUNTY

From Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

 

October 11

12:28 am – The following areas of the Sonoma Valley are now MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Moon Mountain Rd, Mission Way, London Way, Martin Rd, Cavedale Rd, Adobe Way. We recommend Agua Caliente residents along Hwy 12 between Agua Caliente Rd and Madrone Rd have a bag packed and ready to go, but currently no additional evacuations are necessary.

 

October 8

11:14p — Evacuations being ordered along Porter Creek, Petrified Forest, Franz Valley and Mountain Home Ranch Rd. If you live in that area, please evacuate and get to safety.

New fire reported on Lawndale Rd in Kenwood.

October 9

1:22a — The fire from Porter Creek road has spread very quickly and has moved down Mark West Rd to Riebli, Thomas Lake Harris towards Fountaingrove, The fire has also spread to Shiloh Ridge. Mass evacuations are taking place. If in this area, you need to move out.

1:36a — The Santa Rosa Fire has spread to the area of Mark West and Ursuline Drive in Larkfield. If you live near Cardinal Newman High School or Larkfield, it is time to evacuate.

2:09 — Fire has spread to Larkfield. If you live in Larkfield you need to evacuate now. Fire is on the east side of 101. If you don’t live in the area, stay away. Traffic is gridlocked. Do not come NB 101, it is closed down near Bicentennial.

3:49a — Finley Center full. Evacuees should go to Santa Rosa Vet’s Memorial Building (1351 Maple Avenue) or Petaluma Community Center (320 North McDowell Avenue). Large animals can be taken to the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Road).

3:59a — New mandatory evacuations for Santa Rosa area east of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and River Road. If you are in this area, you need to leave immediately.

5:09a — The following areas are now under mandatory evacuation:
West of 101 in the Piner Road area to downtown Forestville
Cloverdale KOA
Palomino Road, all directions
Vanoni Road to Gill Creek Road, all directions
Arnold Drive to the State Hospital and west of Jack London State Park.

6:38a — The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is headed up to Crane Canyon Rd east of Rohnert Park. If you live in this area be prepared to evacuate.

7:16a — Mandatory evacuations for Roberts Road, Lichau Road, Pressley Road, and Sonoma Mountain Road.

Additional evacuation centers are open at Analy High School in Sebastopol (6950 Analy Ave.) and New Life Church (1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma).

SONOMA CITY

Mandatory evacuation remains in place for the Norrbom/Mission Highlands/Gehricke area. Cavedale Road and Lovall Valley Road, Glen Ellen, Madrone / Sobre Vista Area, Sonoma Development Center– City of Sonoma

 

MENDOCINO COUNTY

 – reports edited from Tweets
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MOST RECENT – October 10

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Schools in the Ukiah Unified School District are closed today.

Potter Valley school is canceled for today.

Co NEW CLOSED SchoolWay fr EVAC ORDER EastRd WestRd

Co EVACUATION ORDER TomkiRd=>CanyonRd GoldenRule SubDiv ReeveCyn

Co CLOSED fr UvaN=>RidgewoodGr EVACWarn:ALL Sof SchoolWy=> E=>HorseshoeCr

Co EVACUATION Large SHELTER: HighFarm/ Fairground

Large animal evacuation in Willits >> Willits High farm

101 closed from Uva North to Ridgewood Grade. All Redwood Valley south of School Way to Hwy 20 east to Horseshoe Circle under EVAC

Shelters Open for fire evacuees – south of fire >> Ukiah High School; north of the fire >> Willits Community Center PLS RETWEET

fires, too: – MT: Large animal –> Go to main parking lot at the Ukiah Fairgrounds

ALSO UNDER EVACUATION ORDER: Tomki Rd to Canyon Rd in Willits, Golden Rule subd, Reeves Canyon

Fires in Mendocino Co. – In Redwood Valley, School Way from Hwy 101 has been closed. Currently under EVACUATION ORDER: East Rd & West Rd

LAKE COUNTY

Lake County CA Sheriff’s Department

MOST RECENT – October 10

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents in the area of Sulphur Bank Road, North Drive, Lakeshore Drive from San Joaquin west to Windflower Point, and Crestview Drive. Evacuation shelter has been set up at Twin Pine Casino.

An additional evacuation shelter has been opened at the Grace Church located at 6716 Live Oak Drive in Kelseyville.

SOLANO COUNTY

 

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@ CityofNapa

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From Sonoma County

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NOTICE FROM SOLANO COUNTY

A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued by the Solano County Office of Emergency Services for the Green Valley area west of Green Valley Road from Mason, north to Valley End Lane. This means we evacuate now.

The mandatory evacuation includes:

  • ALL streets off of Green Valley Road NORTH of Rockville Road (the 4 way stop)
  • ALL streets in Green Valley Estates WEST of Green Valley Road (Paseo Arobles / Via Vaquero)
  • All streets on the WEST side of Green Valley Road from Mason Rd to Valley End
  • All of Twin Sisters Road and roads off of Twin Sisters
  • All of Joyce Lane
  • The west side of Suisun Valley Road from the Napa County line south to Rockville Road
  • North of Rockville Road from Suisun Valley to Green Valley Road

SolanoEvacMap
This evacuation DOES NOT include any area within the Fairfield City limits**
An evacuation center is open at the Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. Animals are not allowed inside the buildings. That site is currently at capacity, and we are working to set up an alternate location to handle any overflow.
A large animal evacuation center is open at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo at Gate 6.
Roads in the evacuated area are CLOSED to through traffic except residents evacuating.
#AtlasFire

Instructions:

Evacuate:
-ALL streets off of Green Valley Road NORTH of Rockville Road (the 4 way stop)
-ALL streets in Green Valley Estates WEST of Green Valley Road (Paseo Arboles / Via Vaquero)
-All streets on the WEST side of Green Valley Road from Mason Rd to Valley End
-All of Twin Sisters Road and roads off of Twin Sisters
-All of Joyce Lane
-The west side of Suisun Valley Road from the Napa County line south to Rockville Road
North of Rockville Road from Suisun Valley to Green Valley Road

Address/Location
Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

Sgt. Jeff Osgood
PIO
josgood@fairfield.ca.gov
707-428-7444

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