SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — Thousands are under evacuation orders in Sonoma County because of the destructive Kincade Fire.
The Sonoma Sheriff’s Department says approximately 180,000 residents are under evacuation orders as of Sunday morning.
The fire remains at 30,000 acres and is 10 percent contained, CAL FIRE said around 7 a.m. Sunday.
The fire first began around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
Mandatory evacuation orders are underway in all 10 zones in Sonoma County, all the way to the coast at Bodega Bay.
As residents evacuated, Highway 101 was closed early Sunday morning, but has since reopened.
Traffic was backed up because of the closures and evacuations.
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
- Calistoga and St. Helena Roads
If you are evacuating in Sonoma County, residents are advised to go to the Marin County Fairgrounds at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael.
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.
There are several evacuation centers open across the Bay Area for evacuees of the Kincade Fire.
- Marin County Fairgrounds – Opens for evacuees and small animals at 8a.m. on Sunday; 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael
- Napa Valley College – Accepting evacuees
2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
- CrossWalk Community Church Napa – Accepting evacuees
2590 1st St Napa, CA 94558
- Alameda County Fairgrounds – Accepting large animals; 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
- Sonoma County Fairgrounds – At capacity, please go to one of the other shelters; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
- Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building – At people capacity, please go to one of the other shelters; 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
- Petaluma Veterans Building – No empty beds, but can be a meeting point for evacuees; 1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952
- Petaluma Community Center – At capacity; 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
- Petaluma Fairgrounds – At capacity, only accepting large animals; 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma