[UPDATE 9:00 p.m. Evacuation Expanded to the Coast] Kincade Fire is Forcing Evacuations in Healdsburg and Windsor as the Power Shuts Down
The information here comes after a reader posted, “My daughter just telephoned, in tears, from Santa Rosa saying that Healdsburg and Windsor are on alert to evacuate – and that 20,000 acres have burned.”
A quick google search revealed that residents are getting emergency alerts, some with orders to evacuate immediately.
The following areas are under an evacuation order. This is mandatory. Please be out of the following areas by 4 PM today. This is a large area. See the map to confirm if you are under evacuation orders.
Zone 2- Highway 128 North Knights Valley area to the Napa County line.
Zone 3- Highway 101 corridor from Geyserville south through the Town of Windsor. This includes the entire City of Healdsburg, the Town of Windsor, and all areas east of Chalk Hill Road area.
Others are under warning they may have to evacuate soon.
These areas are under an evacuation warning. This means you need to be ready to evacuate. This is a large area. See the map to confirm if you are under an evacuation warning. If you feel unsafe, evacuate.
Zone 4- The Dry Creek Valley west to Forestville.
Zone 5- Larkfield and Mark West Drainage.
NEW Zone 7 – West of Sebastopol to the coast, north of Bodega Highway, and south of Stewarts Point/Skaggs Springs Road.
The directions being given to those under [the first] evacuation orders and warning in Sonoma County are:
[Orders for the enlarged area are below in the UPDATE.]
Highway 101 is open in both directions right now. Evacuation centers are the Santa Rosa Vets Hall, Petaluma Vets Hall, or the Petaluma Fairgrounds. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds are open to large animals only.
If you can’t evacuate due to medical conditions or advanced age, call 911 for help.
If you have questions, call 211.
Follow the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
Transportation support for people without cars was provided until 3 p.m. this afternoon for the first evacuation.
If you have mobility issues and need transportation, call the Community Center at 707-431-3301 by 3 PM today. For able-bodied folks who need a ride: We will have buses staged at the City Hall parking lot, 401 Grove St., to take you out of town. The last bus leaves at 3 PM today,
[UPDATE 9:00 p.m.] The evacuation area grew about an hour ago. 70 to 80 mph winds are expected in the area. The Kincade Fire is only 11% contained.
This is an Alert issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office at 8:21p.m.
New evacuation order announced at press conference for west of Sebastopol to the coast.
NEW evacuation order announced at press conference.
Effective Immediately – See attached map or visit socoemergency.org/maps.
This is the mandatory evacuation order announced at the press conference. Everyone west of Sebastopol, north of Bodega Highway, and south of Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road must leave. This is a large area. See the map to confirm if you are under evacuation orders. It includes these communities:
Dry Creek Valley
Mark West/Larkfield area
If you can’t evacuate due to medical conditions or advanced age, call 911 for help. If you have questions, call 211 or visit socoemergency.org. Follow the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
Evacuate now if you are in the evacuation zone.
Incident Update for the Kincade Fire as of 7.pm.
Shelters are available in Petaluma for evacuees.
PETALUMA SHELTERS OPENING TO SUPPORT MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR TOWN OF WINDSOR AND CITY OF HEALDSBURG
Due to concerns about the Kincaide fire growing during tonight’s anticipated wind event, the County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents living in the Town of Windsor and the City of Healdsburg. The Sheriff also announced evacuation warnings for additional areas. See the Sheriff announcement for additional info about evacuation warnings.
To support evacuees, Petaluma has opened shelters at the following locations:
- Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive
- Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Petaluma People Services will be coordinating volunteers and donations. While we understand that Petalumans stand ready to help, we ask that you stay home and take care of your family, neighbors, and friends. As soon as we need volunteers or any donations, we will send out additional information. To sign up to volunteer please send an email to [email protected]g or call 707-529-1201. At this time, we do not need donations, however, if you would like to donate new, unused items, please take them to Kenilworth Teen Center located at 150 Fairgrounds Dr.