Kincade Fire burns 54,000 acres; 5% contained

Kincade Fire

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SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — Additional areas in Sonoma County are under mandatory evacuations Sunday morning because of the Kincade Fire.

Driven by strong winds, the Kincade Fire made rapid runs overnight, according to CAL Fire.

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

Fire officials say they are concerned the winds will blow embers and cause the fire to jump a major highway and spread to population centers.

As of 10 a.m., CAL Fire said the Kindcade Fire has not jumped Highway 101 yet, but it is approaching the highway.

Highway 101 is closed in the Windsor/Healdsburg area because of visibility. The closure starts in at Airport Boulevard in the northbound direction.

6:30 p.m. Cal Fire Press Conference

Cal Fire officials confirmed that two firefighters have been injured while battling the Kincade Fire.

One firefighter suffered minor burn injuries and was taken to a burn center.

The second firefighter with more significant burns was airlifted to Davis to be treated.

At this time the fire has grown to 54,298 acres and is 5-percent contained.

Officials say 94 structures have been destroyed and 17 have been damaged.

Wind speeds reached 75-miles per hour overnight and are expected to experience more wind events through Wednesday.

3,400 firefighters are on the line.

According to the Santa Rosa Police Department, the following areas within the city limits are under a mandatory evacuation, as of Sunday morning:

  • West of Highway 101
  • North of Highway 12
  • North of Steele Lane
  • Lewis Road
  • Chanate Road to Montecito Boulevard to Calistoga

Drivers have been ordered to head south.

The following communities are also under mandatory evacuations, per the Sonoma Sheriff:

  • Porter Creek
  • Petrified Forrest
  • Milk Barn Road and Limerick Lane near Healdsburg and Windsor
  • Hillview Lane
  • Arata Lane
  • Hembree Lake at Vinecrest Road — should leave immediately as of 1:45 p.m.

There are several evacuation centers open across the Bay Area for evacuees of the Kincade Fire.

Calistoga and St. Helena Roads were placed under an evacuation advisory.

Napa County evacuation warnings:

Evacuation warnings were issued for parts of Napa County on Sunday afternoon. The following areas should be prepared to evacuate:

  • City of Calistoga
  • North of Diamond Mountain Road to Dunaweal Lane
  • East of Sonoma County/Napa County line
  • South of the Lake County/Napa County line
  • West of Pickett Road.

>>CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF NAPA COUNTY EVACUATION ZONES

Evacuation Centers in Sonoma County:

Open for evacuees:

  1. Sonoma County Fairgrounds 
    1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
  2. Napa Valley College
    2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
  3. CrossWalk Community Church Napa
    2590 1st St Napa, CA 94558
  4. Petaluma Valley Baptist Church
    580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma, CA 94954

Shelters currently at capacity for evacuees:

  1. Marin County Fairgrounds10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael
  2. Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  3. Petaluma Veterans Building 
    1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952
  4. Petaluma Community Center 
    320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
  5. Petaluma Fairgrounds 
    100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma
  6. New Life Church
    2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa 95401

Open shelters for large animals:

  1. Alameda County Fairgrounds4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
  2. Petaluma Fairgrounds 
    100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma

All 10 zones in the county area under mandatory evacuations.

The zones include East of Cobb Mountain all the way to the coast at Bodega Bay.

According to Sonoma County, the mandatory Evacuation Zones include:

  • Zone 1: Geyserville
  • Zone 2: Knights Valley
  • Zone 3: Healdsburg and Windsor
  • Zone 4: Dry Creek Valley
  • Zone 5: Mark West, Larkfield, Wikiup
  • Zone 6: NE Santa Rosa including Fountaingrove, Oakmont, Rincon Valley
  • Zone 7: Forestville, Guerneville, Duncans Mills, Jenner, Bodega Bay, Occidental
  • Zone 8: Sebastopol and Valley Ford
  • Zone 9: Coffey Park and Santa Rosa north of Guerneville Rd/Steele Lane
  • Zone 10: West of Hwy. 101 between Guerneville Rd. and Ludwig Ave.

7 a.m.

The Kincade Fire is 30,000 acres in size and is 11 percent contained, per CAL FIRE.

A total of 79 structures have been destroyed and 14 have been damaged.

More than 31,000 structures are threatened, per CAL FIRE.

About 180,000 Sonoma County residents are under evacuation orders.

The fire began on Wednesday night around 9:27 p.m. northeast of Geyserville. 

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