SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — Authorities ordered 180,000 people to evacuate as powerful winds threaten to spread the Kincade Fire burning in Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that it’s the largest evacuation that any member of the force can remember.

The evacuation order was significantly expanded over the weekend to portions of Santa Rosa, a city of 175,000 that was hit hard two years ago by a wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people.

The fire sparked Wednesday night. By Tuesday morning, the fire had grown to 75,415 acres and is 15% contained.

The wildfire has destroyed 124 structures and more than 90,000 remain threatened.

Firefighters were able to gain the upper hand Monday due to favorable weather conditions. However, current weather predictions show northeast winds arriving again on Tuesday.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office provided the map below that shows the evacuations zones and the fire perimeter of the Kincade Fire.


Evacuation Orders:

Zone 1: Ida Clayton Road, (which includes residents on Ida Clayton Road) North to Highland Ranch Road at Campbell Road, East of the 101 between Asti Road & Alexander Valley Road, to the Mendocino & Lake County Line, including Lakeview Road & extending South along the Lake & Sonoma County Line to Ida Clayton Road

Zone 2: Hwy 128 North Knights Valley Area to the Napa County Line

Zone 3: Hwy 101 Corridor from Geyserville South through the town of Windsor, including the entire city of Healdsburg and the town of Windsor & all areas East to Chalk Hill Road area

Zone 4: The Dry Creek Valley West to Forestville

Zone 5: Larkfield and Mark West Drainage

Zone 6: Calistoga Road/Petrified Forest Road to the Sonoma & Napa County Line

Zone 8: Divided into two areas; Zone 8A and Zone 8B

  • Zone 8A: Evacuation Orders remain in place for areas North of Occidental Road within Zone 8.

Zone 9: The city of Santa Rosa, including all areas East of the Western City limit, North of Guerneville Road, Steele Lane, Lewis Road, & Chanate Road to Montecito Avenue to Montecito Boulevard to Calistoga Road, North to the city limit

Zone 10: All areas within in the city North of Highway 12 West of Highway 101

Evacuation Warnings:

Repopulation of the following communities; Bodega, Bodega Bay, Carmet, Muniz Ranch, Sebastopol, Occidental, Freestone, Camp Meeker, Forestville, Rio Nido, Hacienda, Monte Rio, Cazadero, Guerneville and Valley Ford in Zone 7 & parts of Zone 8.

Zone 7: All areas West of East Side Road. Throughout the Russian River Valley to Bodega Bay have been reduced to an EVACUATION WARNING and are open for repopulation.

Zone 8: Divided into two areas; Zone 8A and Zone 8B

  • Zone 8B: Areas South of Occidental Road within Zone 8 have been reduced to an Evacuation Warning and are open for repopulation.

Zone 21: City of Calistoga and Napa County North of Diamond Mountain Road to Dunaweal Lane. East of the Sonoma County/Napa County Line. South of the Lake County/Napa County Line. West of Pickett Road

Zone 31: Issued for the area of Highway 29 from Butts Canyon Road South to the County Line. All of Butts Canyon Road in Lake County between Highway 29 Middleton North to McKinley Drive. This includes Middletown proper, Twin Pine Casino, Middletown Rancheria, Dry Creek area, all roads off of Highway 175 between Middletown and McKinley Drive, and Butts Canyon Road including all side streets.

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