Kincade Fire & Evacuations
According to Cal Fire, the Kincade Fire has burned 0ver 75,415 acres and is 15 percent contained. A red flag warning is in effect until 4pm Wednesday October 30. High winds are the largest concern today. The forecast is on track for a challenging afternoon and strong offshore winds Tuesday evening. The weather is expected to improve the next 5-7 days but there is no rain in the forecast.
These winds can pick up embers and start new fires. 124 structures have been destroyed, 57 have been determined to be homes. 90,000 structures remain threatened. There are over 4000 firefighters battling the Kincade Fire.
On Monday night, Cal Fire issued an evacuation warning for parts of Lake County due to the Kincade Fire, including Twin Pine Casino in Middletown.
Meanwhile, some evacuation orders have been downgraded for parts of western Sonoma County, including Bodega, Bodega Bay, Carmet, Muniz Ranch, Sebastopol, Occidental, Freestone, Camp Meeker, Forestville, Rio Nido, Hacienda, Monte Rio, Cazadero, Guerneville and Valley Ford.
For the latest on the evacuations, check out this map.
If you have any questions, officials urge you call 211.
Stay connected to your local agencies by signing up for Nixle, text your zip code to 888777 to receive alerts.
These evacuation centers are ones that are still open as of 10/28/19 4:45pm
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Fairgounds 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
Petaluma Community Center 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
Muir Memory Care 750 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
Iglesia Cristiana 1129 Industrial Ave #104, Petaluma
Napa Valley Expo 575 3rd St, Napa
CrossWalk Community Church Napa 2590 1st St, Napa
St. Mary’s Cathedral 1111 Gough St, San Francisco
Evacuation Centers Currently Full:
Petaluma Valley Baptist Church 580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma
Marin County Fairgrounds 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael
Petaluma Veterans Building 1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma
Petaluma Fairgrounds 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma
New Life Church 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa
Napa Valley College 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa
Calvary Chapel of Petaluma 1955 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
Limit your time outdoors, keep the air conditioning on recirculate, and avoid strenuous activities especially for sensitive people with asthma. N95, N99 or N100 are the recommended masks for smoke protection.
In SF you can find it at Lowes.
North Bay at Home Depot.
East Bay at Ace Hardware.
Power Shut Off
PG&E is going to shut off power Tuesday October 30 and into Wednesday due to more strong winds. PG&E said power would be turned off in seven phases, but that times may change depending on weather conditions.
To find out if you’re going to be affected by this next round of shutoffs, click here.
Schools are closed in pretty much every district so please check with your child’s school.
How You Can Help
Red Cross is not asking for blankets or nonperishable food. What they really need the most is funds to help cover all the people who are losing their homes. If you want to help, text RED CROSS to 90999 to donate $10.