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Sonoma County Fire map 10-9-17

Sonoma County Fire Emergency Information Resource

Oct 10, 2017


The most current info, maps, etc., on the Sonoma County twitter feed:

Evacuated people CANNOT return to their homes. There is not enough personnel for escorts, hot spots still exist, and power lines are down. No exception. STAY WHERE YOU ARE.

Updates and information on the Sonoma County wildfires:

One of the best ways to receive alerts during this emergency is to sign up SoCoAlert. Emergency officials use SoCoAlert to deliver incident-specific information to precise geographic areas. Go to and click on "Sign Up Today" to sign up. The County of Sonoma is posting information about evacuation areas, evacuation centers, press releases, health information, and much more helpful information for the community at

Make sure to sign up for Nixle alerts by texting your zip code to 888777. Nixle alerts can also be viewed at:

If you do not have access to the internet or a phone, we recommend you tune into local radio stations for information. Some local radio stations are: KZST100.1, KCBS 740AM, KSRO 1350AM, KBBF89.1 (Spanish radio station).

Multiple public agencies are closed, including the Sonoma County Courts, all public schools and libraries. The Emergency Operations Center has received over 100 phone calls to the missing person hotline. Seven fire-related fatalities were confirmed by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for parts of Sonoma County. Twenty four evacuation centers are open to the public. Evacuation orders remain in effect and many areas remain unsafe. Do not enter a road that is closed or attempt to return to your home before evacuation orders are issued.

Do not call 911 for general information. ONLY call for an emergency including unattended, active flames and life-threatening emergencies. Please keep these lines open for emergency responders. If you are in a safe place and not in a mandatory evacuation area, please stay in place and keep roads available for emergency personnel.

Due to significant smoke in the region, please stay indoors as much as possible.

Confirmed Evacuation Areas

Mandatory Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect and are Unsafe to Re-enter. 

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 10, 2017 at 7:58 AM  –  

Updated 7:54am 10/10

  • Wall Rd - North of Trinity Rd

  • Cavedale Rd.

  • Frederick Ranch Rd (Lakeville Area

  • Rincon Valley – North of Montecito Blvd from Brush Creek Road to eastern city limits

  • Oakmont

  • Sonoma Developmental Center

  • Sonoma Valley – Mission Highland, Norrbom Rd., Gehricke Rd.

  • Montecito Heights neighborhood

  • Cross Creek Road

  • Sky Farm Neighborhood

  • Saint Andrews Drive

  • North Fountaingrove Parkway

  • East of Fulton Rd from Guerneville Road to River Roa

  • Rohnert Park Area - Roberts Road, Lichau Road, Pressley Road, Sonoma Mountain Road

  • Cloverdale KOA

  • Palomino Road, Cloverdale area

  • Vanoni Rd to Gill Creek, all direction

  • Arnold Drive at State hospital in between Madrone Rd. and Warm Springs Rd.

  • West of Jack London State Park

  • 101 west to downtown Forestville – south of River Rd. and North of Pine

  • All of Glen Ellen


  • Large Animals can be taken to Santa Rosa Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa), Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma), and Cloverdale Citrus Fair (1 Citrus Fair Drive).



If you see or smell smoke, keep in mind the following:

  • Consider staying inside to avoid breathing smoke particles.
  • Run your air conditioner, making sure to keep the fresh air intake closed and the filters clean.
  • Do not run swamp coolers. They will pull smoky air in from outside.
  • Masks do not protect your lungs from smoke particles.


  • A number of larger community sites have been evacuated, including: Valley of the Moon’s Children Home, the Los Guilicos Juvenile Detention Center, Sonoma Developmental Center, and Kaiser and Sutter Hospitals.


  • If you need personal transportation, we encourage you to use taxis or rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, or ride with neighbors who have reliable transportation.


  • PG&E is actively working to both restore power and gas where safe to do so and to de-activate power from some areas to assist with firefighting efforts.
  • PG&E website:
  • Crews will be working 24/7 to support first responders and customers.
  • In some cases, PG&E proactively de-energized some power lines to support the response efforts.  In other cases, fire has damaged electric and gas facilities.
  • Sonoma County has 51,000 customers affected.
  • PG&E has turned off gas service to approximately 26,000 customers in Santa Rosa, Yountville, Napa and Kenwood. Additionally, another 4,000 customers in the Willits to Calpella area were shut in. We took this action with safety first in mind to protect our gas assets in and around the fire-impacted areas. 


  • Sonoma County Office of Education website:
  • All Sonoma County public schools are now closed for Wednesday, October 11



  • on the American Red Cross site allows you to register that you’re safe and if you’re looking for someone
  • Mark Yourself Safe on Facebook
  • Call 707-565-3856 to file a missing person report


The Redwood Empire Food Bank needs Donations and Volunteers to assist with Fire Relief Efforts at Redwood Empire Food Bank, 3990 Brickway Blvd. Santa Rosa. The Redwood Empire Food Bank has been asked to provide critical food to shelters throughout Sonoma County for our neighbors displaced by fires. Your support is needed through financial donations and food donations. Financial donations can be made through the REFB website at Non-perishable and ready-to-eat food donations can be dropped off at 3990 Brickway Blvd, in Santa Rosa. Please do not bring any glass containers. Volunteers are also urgently needed, please visit for info.

  • The Red Cross is coordinating volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please call 707-577-7600 or visit
  • Please know that the Red Cross may not be able to respond to your offer right away due to an influx of offers.
  • The Red Cross can also coordinate donations. While we greatly appreciate the generosity of our Sonoma County community, due to the many unknowns at this point we would encourage either financial donations or waiting for an assessment of need to be completed. We will share information about specific needs as they arise through our Facebook page 


  • If residents did not bring your medications with you when you evacuated, contact a nurse or American Red Cross personnel at the shelter to coordinate with a local pharmacy.


Some evacuation centers may close throughout the day, however sheltering will be available throughout the night. Please check for updates.





Cloverdale Citrus Fair

1 Citrus Fair Dr.



Guerneville School

14630 Armstrong Rd



Healdsburg Community Center

1157 Healdsburg Ave



1st Presbyterian Church

939 B Street



Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building

1094 Petaluma Blvd South



Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds

175 Fairgrounds Drive



New Life Church

1310 Clegg Str.



Petaluma Community Center

320 North McDowell Blvd.



Casa Grande High School

333 Casa Grande Rd.



Church of Christ

370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway



Sally Tomatoes

1100 Valley House Drive

Rohnert Park


Technology Middle School

7165 Burton Ave.

Rohnert Park


Waldo Rohnert Elementary School

550 Bonnie Ave.

Rohnert Park


Burton Recreation Center/RP Comm Ctr.

5401 Snyder Lane

Rohnert Park


Sonoma County Fairgrounds Pavilion

1350 Bennett Valley Rd

Santa Rosa


Elsie Allen High School

599 Bellevue Ave.

Santa Rosa


Santa Rosa Veterans Building

1351 Maple Ave.

Santa Rosa


Finley Community Center

2060 West College Ave.

Santa Rosa


Cook Middle School

2480 Sebastopol Rd.

Santa Rosa


New Vintage Church

3300 Sonoma Ave.

Santa Rosa


Victory Outreach Church

4042 Sebastopol Rd

Santa Rosa


Analy High School Gym

6950 Analy Ave



St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

500 Robinson Rd.



Sebastopol Community Center

390 Morris St.



Sonoma Valley High School

20000 Broadway



Altamira Middle School

17085 Arnold Drive



Windsor High School

8695 Windsor Rd.



Huerta Gymnasium

9291 Old Redwood Hwy




Most Sonoma County Human Services Department services available though some offices closed, phones down


Some offices of Sonoma County Human Services Department will be closed Tuesdaydue to the effects of the devastating fires in Sonoma County. In addition, several offices’ phones are not working because AT&T lines are down. Services are still available in-person in some offices to clients who need emergency benefits and online options continue to be available.


Check for updates on the Human Services Department offices and availability by calling 2-1-1 or on the website,

Emergency officials are asking that whenever possible, residents stay home and not drive roadways in evacuation areas where emergency crews and those going to emergency shelters need to travel. Check online to determine which bus routes and Smart Train options are available to travel to open offices.


For immediate, emergency help with CalFresh EBT cards for food benefits or Medi-Cal, offices open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. for in-person support are:

  • Economic Assistance, 520 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
  • Employment and Training, 2227 Capricorn Way, Santa Rosa
  • Human Services South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma
  • The Family, Youth and Children’s Division, 1202 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa

The Valley of the Moon Children’s Home near Kenwood was evacuated early Monday to ensure the safety of the 17 foster children and youth in temporary care.


Closed offices are:

  • Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Dr., Santa Rosa
  • Adult and Aging, including Veterans Services Office, 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa
  • Valley of the Moon Children’s Home

“In this extraordinary countywide emergency, our staff is doing its best to be a resource for clients and community members in need of services,” said Human Services Department Assistant Director Diane Kaljian. “Our hearts go out to all those who are being affected by these ongoing fires, including many members of our staff. We also appreciate all those Human Services employees who are working at the emergency shelters to provide assistance to residents.”


Details regarding Human Services programs and benefits availability are as follows:


Economic Assistance: Due to the emergency situation, the phone lines are not operating. Online and in-person support only at 520 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, Employment and Training, 2227 Capricorn Way, Santa Rosa, or the Human Services South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • To sign up in-person for new emergency CalFresh or Medi-Cal, because you need immediate food or health care from a doctor. Ask for expedited benefits.
  • Current clients who need to recertify CalFresh or Medi-Cal should go online, and log-in to update their information. Medi-Cal emergencies include immediate need for medication or having a doctor’s appointment within 24 hours. Please call only if you cannot on the Web.
  • To replace a lost or missing EBT Calfresh card, visit an open office for a replacement.
  • General Assistance applications will not be taken at this time.

Adult and Aging (including the Veterans Services Office): Closed Tuesday and until further notice due to power outage. Some phone lines are not working. Please check online at the Human Services Department website for information.

  • Until power is restored, the office is closed and callers should contact 2-1-1 for information and benefit application support.
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) clients  may need to call emergency services to help get to an emergency shelter. IHSS care providers may not be available to provide assistance to vulnerable children, people with disabilities and frail older adults.
  • Council on Aging Meals on Wheels were not delivered on Monday and dining sites were closed. Check the Council on Aging website ( for the reopening of program. Petaluma People Services Meals on Wheels and dining sites are open as are meals provided by Coastal Seniors.

Employment and Training: Open to serve SonomaWorks (CalWORKS) clients and those in need of emergency CalFresh or Medi-Cal.

  • However, due to the closure of the Auditor’s office, checks and warrants may be delayed.

Family, Youth and Children’s Services: Some phone lines are not working. Please check online at the Human Services Department website for information.

  • This office will be open to assist foster children and youth and to support foster families.
  • Foster children and youth from the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home are housed safety outside the areas of fire danger.


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