Fire Reports

Oct 9, 2017

SANTA ROSA FIRES:

Update on resources for evacuees

Road closure updates can be found here:

http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org

Evacuation routes, shelter locations, evacuated areas, etc. can be found at:

http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Home.org

Mandatory Evacuation Update as of 11:36am.

Santa Rosa Fires:

**Rincon Valley north of Montecito Bd, towards Brush Creek Rd.; **Oakmont; **Sonoma Developmental Center; **Mission Highland, Norrbom Road, and Gehrick Road.

SANTA ROSA FIRES

23 EVACUATION CENTERS ARE REPORTING

17 have space available, including Petaluma (7), Rohnert Park (2) Santa Rosa (2), Sebastopol (2), Cloverdale (1), Healdsburg (1), Sonoma (1), Windsor (1).

4 are full, including Santa Rosa (2), Petaluma (1), Sebastopol (1)

2 have space for large pets: Santa Rosa (1), Petaluma (1)

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County has established a Disaster Fund for donations to help fire victims. www.communityfound.org home page has details and link to PayPal. People can also write checks to Community Foundation Disaster Fund, deliver or mail them to Community foundation of Mendocino County, 204 Oak St., Ukiah, CA 95482.

Funds will be directed towards the immediate and long-term relief for Mendocino County individuals and families.

People can also donate to the Red Cross.

Mendocino County via CalFire

REDWOOD COMPLEX FIRE: Redwood Valley, Potter Valley,

(Potter Fire and Redwood Fire now combined into one report by CalFire)

10,000 Acres

80 Structures Destroyed

1 Fatality

2 serious injuries

26 fire departments and 410 personnel are currently fighting the fire

0% contained.

Evacuations are in place for areas of Potter Valley, the Community of Redwood Valley and Golden Rule.

Evacuation centers: Ukiah High School and Willits City Hall.

The large animal evacuation center is at Ukiah Fair Grounds.

2:45 p.m. UNCONFIRMED reports from callers that fire has jumped Highway 101 at Redwood Valley, blowing in a westerly direction.

Lake County via Calfire, Lake County Sheriff’s Office

SULPHUR FIRE, Clearlake Oaks, Lake County

2000 acres

0% containment

Hwy 20 and Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks

The fire is in the vicinity of Borax Lake, Mt. Baldy, the Elem Colony, and surrounding unincorporated areas and areas within the city limits of Clearlake. Fire crews have reported structures have been involved.

Mandatory evacuations for residents in Sulphur Bank Road, North Drive, Lakeshore Drive from San Joaquin west to Windflower Point, and Crestview Drive

Casualties:

Damage:

Evacuation to Grace Church, 6716 Live Oak Drive, Kelseyville. Much space available, household pets welcome

Lake County Transit is assisting evacuees with transportation to evacuation centers.

Twin Pine Casino evacuation center is full

Sheriff Brian Martin as the Director of Emergency Services has proclaimed a local emergency throughout Lake County.

Via KRCB: State Office of Emergency Services going live via Facebook at 11:30 am Pacific - We’ll be going live on the radio with it at KRCB

Santa Rosa Area Fires, Ripped from the SRPD at 8:00am:

Large swath of Santa Rosa evacuated, emergency shelters centers open across Sonoma County

ROBERT DIGITALE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | October 9, 2017, 5:57AM

Evacuation Centers

Here is Sonoma County's list of evacuation centers.

Emergency shelters have been opened across Sonoma County to take in thousands of fire evacuees. Some shelters were already full on Monday morning, including the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building and the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa.

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa and Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma were available for those with large animals.

For the list of shelter sites in Sonoma County, visit here.

The American Red Cross is helping with shelters in locations in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties.

“The main thing we are focusing on is providing safe space for people who evacuated in the middle of the night,” said Red Cross spokeswoman Cynthia Shaw.

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The Red Cross has personnel at the evacuation shelters at Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa, Twin Pine Casino in Middletown, Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, Crosswalk Community Church in Napa, Ukiah High School and Willits Community Center.

Santa Rosa officials have evacuated a large swath of the north section of the city due to the threat of fires.

The city, which declared the fires a local emergency, said the evacuation area extends from Mark West Springs Road in the north and east to Wallace and Brush Creek roads. The east boundary dips as far south as Highway 12 and includes the hillside area above the Flamingo Hotel.

The southern boundary extends along Chanate Road and Guerneville Road, with the western boundary along Fulton Road.

Evacuation orders have issued for residents of the following Santa Rosa neighborhoods due to approaching fires

• Cross Creek Road

• Sky Farm Drive

• Saint Andrews Drive

• All residences north Fountaingrove Parkway

• Montecito Heights

• The Hopper Avenue Area West of Coffey Lane (Between Dennis Lane and Hopper Avenue to the north and south and Coffey Lane and Barnes Road to the east and west)

• All residences east of Fulton Road, between Piner Road and Guerneville Road

• Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Sutter Hospital are being evacuated

In the affected areas, residents “need to heed evacuation orders,” according to the city press release. “Evacuation means that you need to leave immediately!”

Both the Sutter and Kaiser Permanente hospitals are being evacuated, said the press release, issued at 5:15 a.m.

At 7:40 a.m., the list of Sonoma County schools today includes the following districts:

Santa Rosa City Schools, Petaluma City Schools, Waugh, Cinnabar, Liberty, Forestville, Gravenstein, Harmony, Healdsburg, Old Adobe, Twin Hills, Sebastopol Union, Monte Rio, Dunham. Alexander Valley, Bellevue, Bennett Valley, Cloverdale, Forestville, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Mark West, Oak Grove, Piner-Olivet, Roseland, Rincon Valley, Sonoma Valley, Wilmar, Windsor, Wright and Sonoma County Office of Education alternative programs.

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Many schools that are open are on restricted outside activity.

Santa Rosa Junior College and all affiliated campuses and programs will be closed Monday.

In Mendocino County, all Mendocino Office of Education Schools are closed and the office of education main office is closed. Ukiah High School, 1000 Low Gap Rd., is closed and has been set up an evacuation center.

The following schools are open as evacuation centers: Analy High School, 6950 Analy Ave.; Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Rd.; Cook Middle School, 2480 Sebastopol Rd.; Sonoma Valley High School, 2000 Broadway.

Two Santa Rosa hospitals evacuated in fire’s path

MARTIN ESPINOZA

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | October 9, 2017, 7:01AM

| Updated 45 minutes ago.

Medical personnel evacuated patients from two Santa Rosa hospitals early Monday as wind-swept fires threatened the northern section of the city.

Sutter Hospital on Mark Springs Road was the first to evacuate, followed by Kaiser Permanente hospital on Bicentennial Avenue. Kaiser patients were evacuated as the adjacent Journey’s End Mobile Home Park became a raging inferno.

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“It was getting smoky inside the hospital,” said Renina Ndegwa, a Kaiser patient care technician.

Kaiser first evacuated patients who could walk, followed by those in wheelchairs and gurneys. The evacuation was completed soon after 6 a.m.

Even as the hospital was evacuated, a few residents of the nearby mobile home park stood on the third floor of Kaiser’s parking garage and watched as their homes went up in flames.

“I just moved in and I lost everything,” said Alex Cranstoun, whose friend’s mobile home burned down. He had moved in there two weeks earlier.

From the safety of the parking garage, Cranston watched as the fire consumed the mobile home park.

“I just watched it jump from one trailer to the next to the next,” he said.

A number of businesses suffered damage or destruction by fire early Monday in northwest Santa Rosa near Hopper Avenue.

Flames scorched the Kmart building on Cleveland Avenue. The fire also destroyed nearby eateries including the McDonald’s, the Mountain Mike’s Pizza on Cleveland and the Arby’s restaurant on Hopper.

The businesses were caught up in the destruction that continued west into the residential neighborhoods along Hopper.

What is now being called the Redwood Complex Fire was spreading from Redwood Valley up the Willits Grade in the middle of the night as emergency personnel rush to evacuate local residents. Highway 101 is closed from Uva Drive to the Willits Bypass. Check our Facebook page for updates.

As of 5:39 Monday morning, preparations were being made at the Mendocino County animal shelter to receive dogs and cats from community members who need sheltering for their pets.

Right now, the Redwood Empire fairgrounds is housing large animals. There is room for cattle and horses. According to Search and Rescue volunteers, over 20 horses have already been dropped off at the fairgrounds by owners who are saying they’ve lost everything but were able to get their animals to safety. Fair manager Jennifer Seward noted the the Inland Humane Society has also evacuated their animals to the County shelter.

Donations of shavings, alfalfa and grass hay would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the Fairgrounds. The shelter can use donations of dog food, cat food and towels.

Information on large animal sheltering: Sarah O’Rourke (707) 272-2299.

For questioning no regarding small animal sheltering phone: (707) 463-4427.

4:35 a.m. - Mendocino County Sheriff’s Dept: 101 closed from Uva North to Ridgewood Grade. All Redwood Valley south of School Way to Hwy 20 east to Horseshoe Circle under EVAC WARNING

4:30 a.m. -Passenger vehicles are moving west at a steady clip on East Road being evacuated from both East and West Road through wee hours of night.

The massive fire stretches from RV to Willits Grade.

According to MSCO Lt. Shannon Barney the fire is thought to have started in PV but progressed west.

As of 4 am the fire crested at top of ridge at Road I with calmer winds now but hot spots developing.

Evacuations north of School Way, East and West Roads, Tomki to Canyon Road, Golden Rule, Reeves Canyons due to one-way in and out. Fire on East and west sides of 101.

Reports of unknown number of structures burned. 1 injury, status unknown. Priorities are evacuations, sheriffs say.

Sheriff’s ask people to please refrain from calling Howard Forest and ask public to be patient as responders CHP and MCSO focus on evacuations.

One resident of Tomki Road says his house has burned down.

Flames seen look 100 feet high.

4 a.m. - Huge fire raging in Redwood Valley at this hour. Roads throughout the area closed and evacuation centers have been set up at Ukiah High School and Ukiah Conference Center. Large and small animal refuge has been set up at the Ukiah fairgrounds. Sheriff Allman says so far no cause, no estimate of loss of homes. North of School Way and east of West Road has been evacuated, Tomki Road north to Canyon Road has beer evacuated, Golden Rule has been evacuated and Reeves Canyon, only because it is a one-way out area, not because there is fire there at this time. Structures have been burned but no details. No details yet on injuries. CALFIRE Redwood Valley Fire, Sheriffs all on scene.

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Forcing Evacuations in Napa and Sonoma Counties

An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.

An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

This post was updated at 5:15 a.m.

Firefighters are battling multiple wind-whipped fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties that have forced thousands of evacuations.

“I woke up to an orange glow in the window,” said resident John Campbell, who described seeing flames in his backyard and then quickly fleeing his home with just his shorts on. Campbell grabbed his dog and took off in his truck to the Napa shelter where he said, “I’m in shock.”

Sonoma County resident John Campbell fled his home with no shirt. Someone gave him the shirt he is wearing (Mina Kim/KQED)

There have been numerous reports of structures damaged, including some homes. The Santa Rosa city manager has declared the fires in Santa Rosa as a local emergency.

At the Veteran’s Building in Santa Rosa evacuees were cramming to get to safety.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that authorities were evacuating Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital at 1:30 a.m. Traffic was backed up at multiple intersections and many people had abandoned their cars in the streets to flee the flames, the Press Democrat reported.

The Kaiser Permanente Hospital was also being evacuated.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to help firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers with evacuations.

The multiple fires broke out Sunday night as strong winds buffeted the area. Emergency lines were inundated with callers reporting smoke in the area.

Jean Altobell of Napa was awakened by police banging on her door early Monday. She grabbed what she could from her home and then helped her 92-year-old neighbor evacuate.

Despite the frantic escape, Altobell appeared remarkably calm. “What else can you do?” she asked.

Downed trees were blocking parts of one rural road and fires were burning on both sides of Highway 12.

In Napa County, Cal Fire says firefighters were battling as many as 10 blazes that forced hundreds of evacuations in the Soda Canyon, Atlas Peak and Patrick Road areas of Napa and in Calistoga.

Shelters are set up at sites throughout the two counties. At the Crosswalk Community Church in Napa evacuees told of dramatic escapes as they tried to stay calm.

At the Santa Rosa Vets Building, evacuees Jenine and David Akers sit, along with their cat. (Tiffany Camhi/KQED)

More neighborhoods were added to the evacuation orders including all residences to the north of Fountaingrove Parkway. Authorities were advising anyone who was not under an order to evacuate to stay off the roads to reduce congestion.

Here’s how the Napa Valley Register described the scene early Monday:

        “Flames illuminated hillsides, smoke saturated the air and in places ash rained down as residents up and down the Napa Valley took to their yards and cars to assess their safety.”

Cal Fire has ordered 24 strike teams from as far away as San Francisco to try to deal with this unprecedented situation, Belia Ramos, the chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors told the Register.

Residents throughout the Bay Area could smell the smoke blanketing the valley.

Here are some of the emergency shelters being listed:

        Petaluma Community Center

Napa County Fairgrounds

Crosswalk Community Church in Napa

Napa Valley Junior College

The Santa Rosa Vets Memorial Building

Large animals can be taken to the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds

Evacuation Centers

Currently Open

The following centers are open and accepting people evacuated.

        Adobe Christian Church

2875 Old Adobe Rd

Petaluma

Analy High School

6950 Analy Ave

Sebastopol

        Burton Recreation Center

7421 Burton Ave

Rohnert Park

        Calvary Chapel of Petaluma

1955 S McDowell Blvd

Petaluma

        Church of Christ

370 Sonoma Mountasin Parkway

Petaluma

        Cloverdale Citrus Fair

1 Citrus Fair Dr

Cloverdale

        Elsie Allen High School

599 Bellevue Ave

Santa Rosa

        Healdsburg Community Center

1157 Healdsburg Ave

Healdsburg

        Lawrence Cook Middle School

2480 Sebastopol Rd

Santa Rosa

        New Life Christian Fellowship Church

1310 Clegg St

Petaluma

        Petaluma Church of Christ

370 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy

Petaluma

        Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall

1094 Petaluma Blvd S

Petaluma

        Sally Tomatoes

1100 Valley House Dr

Rohnert Park

        Sebastopol Community Center

390 Morris St

Sebastopol

        Sonoma-Marin Fair

175 Fairgrounds Dr

Petaluma

        Sonoma Valley High School

20000 Broadway

Sonoma

        Windsor High School

8695 Windsor Rd

Windsor

Currently Full

These locations are no longer available, please evacuate to another location listed above.

Finley Community Center

2060 West College Ave

Santa Rosa

Lucchesi Center

320 N McDowell Blvd

Petaluma

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building

1351 Maple Ave

Santa Rosa

Sebastopol Veterans Hall

282 S High St

Sebastopol

Large Pets

The following location is accepting large pets:

        Sonoma County Fairgrounds

1350 Bennett Valley Road

Santa Rosa

Gate 7

Sonoma-Marin Fair

175 Fairgrounds Dr

Petaluma

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Last Updated:October 09, 2017 11:21 am Date/Time Started:October 08, 2017 10:36 pmAdministrative Unit:CAL FIRE Mendocinio UnitCounty:Mendocino CountyLocation:North of Hwy 20, west of Mendocino National Forest, south of Black BartAcres Burned - Containment:10,000 acresEvacuations:Evacuations are in place for areas of Potter Valley, the Community of Redwood Valley and Golden Rule.

Evacuation centers: Ukiah High School and Willits City Hall. 
The large animal evacuation center is at Ukiah Fair Grounds.

Road Closures:Hwy 101-Ridgewood Grade – between Uva Drive and Black Bart Trail.Injuries:2 serious injuries and 1 fatalityCause:Under InvestigationCooperating Agencies:Redwood Valley Fire, Brooktrails Fire CHP, CAL TRANS, OES, Sheriff’s Office at scene- All Mendocino Fire Departments are responding.Total Fire Personnel:410Total Fire Engines:26Total Fire Crews:8Total Helicopters:1Total Dozers:4Total Water Tenders:5Long/Lat:-123.16635/39.24873Conditions:High winds are hindering firefighting efforts. Cell service in the Potter Valley, Willits and Redwood Valley areas has been disrupted

The Redwood Complex Fire spreading from Redwood Valley up the Willits Grade.

A fire broke out early Monday morning believed caused by downed power-lines.

Roads throughout the area closed and evacuation centers have been set up at Ukiah High School and Ukiah Conference Center and the Community Center at City Hall on East Commercial Street.

Large and small animal refuge has been set up at the Ukiah fairgrounds and Willits High School.

·       Highway 101 is closed from Uva Drive to the Ridgewood Grade.

·       All Redwood Valley south of School Way to Hwy 20 east to Horseshoe Circle under EVAC WARNING

·       East Road being evacuated from both East and West Road through wee hours of night.

·       Evacuations north of School Way, East and West Roads, Tomki to Canyon Road, Golden Rule, Reeves Canyons due to one-way in and out.

Fire on East and west sides of 101.

Sheriff’s ask people to please refrain from calling Howard Forest fire center.

North of School Way and east of West Road has been evacuated

Tomki Road north to Canyon Road has been evacuated

Golden Rule has been evacuated and Reeves Canyon

·       For information you can call the Sheriffs dept @ 707-463-4086

·       Red Cross number is 866-272-2237