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Fire pushes into City of Sonoma’s NE corner driven by Red Flag winds. Containment advances on other fires. Death toll rises — Updated 5:36 pm PDT 10/14/17

This is a continuation of two, now-lengthy articles we have been updating since Sunday and which are now archived. Those articles can be found here:

ALSO SEE: Status on 56 wineries (and wine businesses): Good, bad or gone – UPDATED 5:03.m., Oct. 14


By Lewis Perdue, Wine Industry Insight Executive Editor/Publisher

SUMMARY:

Red Flag winds out of the NNE propelled flames into the Northeast corner of the City of Sonoma, prompting an urgent immediate new mandatory evacuation order for the mostly upscale homes, mansions and ranches that populate the heavily wooded area.

Cal Fire has issued an “all hands on deck” order for all resources to prevent the fire from advancing. Napa and Sonoma Sheriffs report additional deaths, bringing total to 32 across the five wine country counties affected.

Acreage burned increases substantially, but so have containment numbers.

STATUS UPDATE:

  • Death toll: 35 (Sheriffs statements – Sonoma County: 22, Mendocino County:9, Napa County: 6)
  • Containment (CalFire): 10-90% depending on fire. Tubbs at 44%, Atlas at 45%, Nuns at 10%
  • Acres Burned (CalFire): 216,021 (162,205 on 10/13 — 156,365 on 10/12 —  152,816 on 10/11) Scroll down for containment and detailed fire-by-fire info, below maps.
  • Wineries damaged or destroyed (click for updates)
  • People Evacuated: 90,000+ (Sheriffs)
  • People without power: 20,000 (PG&E)
  • Structures damaged: 5.700+ (A deliriously optimistic understatement from officials since no one really knows yet)
  • Weather: Red Flag warning. Erratic high winds creating dangerous firefighting conditions ( National Weather Service)

From NWS Red Flag Warning:

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 11 PM SATURDAY FOR THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE EAST BAY HILLS AND THE DIABLO  RANGE…

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 5 PM SATURDAY FOR THE NORTH BAY VALLEYS…PARTICULARLY FOR NAPA VALLEY AND EASTERN SONOMA COUNTY ALONG THE HIGHWAY 12 CORRIDOR…


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RECENT INCIDENT NOTICES

Only the most recent notices from today will be posted here. Scroll down below maps  for various city and county links to check directly.

October 14th, 2017 :: 02:18 a.m. PDT — The following Sonoma Valley locations are now under Mandatory Evacuation: 7th St East from E Napa St to Denmark St. / North side of Denmark St from 7th St E to Napa Rd. / 8th St E north of Denmark St. / MacArthur St east of 7th St E / Quail Run Way, Hamblin Rd. (Sonoma Sheriff)

October 14th, 2017 :: 04:47 a.m. PDT— The following eastern Santa Rosa locations are now under Mandatory Evacuation: Hwy 12 between Adobe Canyon Rd in Kenwood and Calistoga Rd in Santa Rosa. This includes both sides of Hwy 12 and any/all side roads in between. (Sonoma Sheriff)

 


This interactive map below from National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

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Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 7.36.54 AMOther maps as we find them at bottom of this article

DETAILED FIRE INFO FROM CAL FIRE

NOTE: The acreage and containment for some of the fires is exactly the same as yesterday afternoon. We expect those will change this morning. Check back here after 9 a.m. when new numbers are likely to be available.

 

Tubbs Fire (Central LNU Complex) Updated: October 14, 2017 7:03 am
County: Napa County
Location: off of Hwy 128 and Bennett Ln, Calistoga
Acres Burned – Containment: 35,270 acres – 44% contained

 

Pocket Fire (Central LNU Complex ) Updated: October 13, 2017 9:48 pm
County: Sonoma County
Location: off of Pocket Ranch Rd and Ridge Ranch Rd, Geyserville
Acres Burned – Containment: 46,104 acres – 10% contained

 

Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex) October 14, 2017 7:17 am
County: Napa County,Solano County
Location: off of Altas Peak Rd, south of Lake Berryessa
Acres Burned – Containment: 50,383 acres – 45% contained

 

 Nuns / Adobe / Norbbom/ Pressley / Partrick Fires (Central LNU Complex) (Southern LNU Complex) Updated: October 14, 2017 6:01 am
County: Sonoma County
Location: Hwy 12, north of Glen Ellen
Acres Burned – Containment: 46,104 acres – 10% contained

 

Redwood / Potter Fires (Mendocino Lake Complex) Updated: October 13, 2017 9:27 pm
County: Mendocino County
Location: North of Hwy 20, west of Mendocino National Forest, south of Black Bart
Acres Burned – Containment: 34,000 acres – 20% contained

 

Sulphur Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) October 13, 2017 9:28 pm
County: Lake County
Location: off Hwy 20 and Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks
Acres Burned – Containment: 2,500 – 60% contained

 

37 Fire: Updated: October 12, 2017 9:02 am
County: Sonoma County
Location: Hwy 37 & Lakeville Highway
Acres Burned – Containment: 1,660 acres – 90% contained

EVACUATION ZONES

Zones are so numerous and frequently updated that the best option is to check directly with the authorities whose links re below.

Cal Fire does offer some summaries which we will post here when they are available. But the most recent information will come from local fire and law enforcement agencies.

 

CAL FIRE EVACUATION ZONE LIST – October 11, 2017 10:28 pm

EVACUATION ORDERS
Mandatory evacuation order for the following:
• Community of Calistoga
• Western Mine Road and Ida Clayton Road
• “Sonoma County” East of Old Red Highway on Airport Blvd. Corbett Circle to Faught Road and Old Redwood Highway
• “Annadel Heights” Woodview Drive, all streets east of Summerfield Road to Parktrail Drive
• Highway 128 at the intersection of road 93, North of Highway 128 which turns into River Road until it ends at Vanoni Road which includes East of the Russian River.
• Highway 29 from Tubbs to Western Mine Road.
• Sonoma County: Geyserville /Alexander Valley Area. Highway 128 South from River Road to Geysers Road, all of Geysers Road from Highway 128 to Cal Pine.
• River Rock Casino

o Tubbs Road to Lake/Napa County Line
o Community of Geyserville
o Community of Palomino Lakes
o Community of Middletown
o Healdsburg: Fitch Mountain Northside East of Revel Road, Southside East of Golf Course, including Hidden Acres.
o Healdsburg: Rivers Bend, Rivers End, River View (Senior Communities East of Heron Drive)
o Healdsburg: Bailach Avenue from Healdsburg Avenue, including all spur roads.
o Windsor: Chalk Hill at Pleasant, North Side of Pleasant Avenue to Old Redwood Highway, North along City Boundary to Arata Lane, North Side Arata Lane to Highway 101, Highway 101 to the Russian River, East along the Russian River to Maacam Creek to Chalk Hill Road.
o Rincon Valley Area: Highway 12 North of Franklin Drive to fire perimeter.
o Sonoma City: El Verano North of Arnold Road, Boyes Hot Springs East of Madrone Road North Side of the City of Sonoma to include the boundaries of East Madrone Road, North of Arnold Drive and South of Petaluma Avenue. Highway 12 (Napa Street) East to Lovall Valley Road.

Information Links

NAPA COUNTY

From the Napa County Sheriff’s Office:

SONOMA COUNTY

From Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

SONOMA CITY

City of Sonoma — A mostly poorly done effort with incomplete data and lacking both timeliness and specific information.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

– reports edited from Tweets

LAKE COUNTY

Lake County CA Sheriff’s Department

SOLANO COUNTY

 

Twitter accounts & #hashtags

#sonomafire

Santa Rosa

@ MendoSheriff

@ CityofNapa

#GOES16

@ NWSBayArea

From Sonoma County

Dan Chitwood

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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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