Fires raging out of control in Bay Area prompt evacuations

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Several large wildfires are burning across the East Bay and North Bay Tuesday morning.

The fires were likely sparked by lightning, according to officials.

Click here for the Sonoma County Fire Map to see evacuations.

Here’s a breakdown of the fires:

SCU Lightning Complex Fires

According to Cal Fire, the SCU Lightning Complex is comprised of approximately 20 separate fires within the complex, which is broken into three zones – the Deer Zone, Calaveras Zone, and Canyon Zone.

The fires in all combined zones throughout Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties – have burned a total of 35,000 acres and remain 4% contained.

There are no structures destroyed but 1,200 are threatened at this time.

In the East Bay, the Marsh Complex Fire is burning near the Sunol Regional Wilderness Area in Alameda County, near the border of Santa Clara County.

It has been burning since Sunday and has burned around 1,750 acres.

Further up in Contra Costa County, the Deer Zone Fires are burning near Mount Diablo. Those fires also sparked Sunday and so far have scorched 1,450 acres.

Road Closures

  • Marsh Creek Road between Morgan Territory Road and Deer Valley Road
  • Del Puerto Canyon Road (SR-130) between Mines Road and Diablo Grande Parkway

Other Closures

According to the East Bay Regional Park District, the following parks are closed to the public due to the fires:

  • Round Valley Preserve
  • Morgan Territory Preserve
  • Del Valle Regional Park
  • Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
  • Sunol Preserve
  • Mission Peak Preserve

LNU Lightning Complex Fires

The LNU Lightning Complex is comprised of seven large fires across Napa and Sonoma counties – Hennessey, Gamble, 15-10, Spanish, Markley, 13-4, and 11-16.

Crews also responded to 59 additional smaller fires, according to Cal Fire.

As of Tuesday night, a total 32,025 acres have burned and is 0% contained.

Three total structures are destroyed, and 1,900 structures threatened.

In Napa County, the Hennessey Fire exploded to 10,000 acres on Tuesday near Lake Hennessey. As of Tuesday night, it was 0% contained.

Cal Fire says 1 structure and 2 outbuildings have been destroyed.

Also in Napa County, the Gamble Fire near Lake Berryessa broke out the same day and has burned 10,000 acres so far. It is 0% contained.

Another fire called the 15-10 Fire is burning near Putah Creek Bridge and Berryessa Knoxville Road. That fire has scorched 8,000 acres and is 0% contained.

Spanish Fire burning near Spanish Flat has reached 1,000 acres and is 0% contained.

Markley Fire near Monticello dam has burned 2,500 acres and is 0% contained.

In Sonoma County, the 13-4 Fire, just west of Healdsburg has burned 500 acres and is 0% contained.

The second fire in Sonoma County, 11-16, is north of Jenner. It has burned 25 acres and is 0% contained.

Animal Shelters

Sheltering of small animals is available at the Napa County Animal Shelter at 942 Hartle Court.

Those who need help sheltering larger animals are asked to contact the Napa County Animal Response Team at 707-253-4517.

Road Closures

  • Chiles Pope Valley Road
  • Lower Chiles Valley Road
  • Sage Canyon Road
  • Highway 128

Evacuations

Evacuation Orders

Alameda County– Frank Rains Park to Mines Road
– Del Puerto Canyon Road to Mines Road
– Welch Creek Road
Contra Costa County– Marsh Creek Road round valley to Morgan Territory
– All of Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek mobile home park
Napa County– Steele Canyon Rd. from HWY 128 and Berryessa Highlands Sub Division
– Everything West of Lake Berryessa’s water’s edge 
– Pope Canyon Rd. from Pope Valley Rd to Berryessa Knoxville Rd.
– Butts Canyon Rd./Snell Valley Rd. intersection to all of Berryessa Estates Sub Division
– Moskowite Corner to Wooden Valley Rd., including the Community of Circle Oaks
– Altas Peak from the Bubbling Wells Pet Cemetery to the dead end
– Loma Vista Rd. headed east to the dead-end of Soda Canyon Rd.
– Butts Canyon Rd. from Lake County Line to James Creek Rd.
– Markley Cove Resort to Pleasants Valley Rd.
– Wragg Canyon Road – from HWY 128 to the end of the road, including Pleasure Cove Resort
– Chiles Pope Valley Road from Lower Chiles Valley Road to Pope Canyon Road
San Mateo County– Loma Mar/Dearborn Park Area
– Pescardero Creek County Park Area
Santa Cruz County– Waterman Gap Loop
– Upper 236
– Boulder Creek Golf Course
– Heartwood Hill
– Lodge Road
– Community of Kings Hwy
– Lower China Grade
– Upper China Grade
– Community of Little Basin
– Lower Jamison Creek
– Gallion Heights
– Fallen Leaf Neighborhood
– Foxglove Lane
(Zones CRZ10, CRZ13, BOU36, BOU20, BOU30, BOU31, BOU37, BOU21)
Please evacuate SOUTH on HWY 236 (Big Basin Hwy) towards Boulder Creek, then access Hwy 9 SOUTH to Santa Cruz.

– Saratoga Toll Road
– San Lorenzo park
– Riverside Grove-Community of Teilh Drive
– Wildwood Road
(Zones BOU38, BOU39, BOU40, BOU41, BOU42, BOU43)
Please evacuate NORTH on HWY 9 to Santa Clara County.
Sonoma County– West of Meyers Grade Rd to the coast
– South of Fort Ross Rd
– North of the intersection of Meyers Grade Rd. at HWY 1
– North of Austin Creek Recreational Area
– East of the Cedars
– West of end of Mill Creek Rd.
– South of Stewarts Point-Skaggs Spring Rd.
– West of West Dry Creek Road and Westside Road
– North of Sweetwater Springs Road and McCray Ridge Road
– East of the East Austin Creek (the actual creek)

Evacuation Warnings

Alameda County– Mill Creek Rd.
Contra Costa CountyN/A
Napa CountyN/A
San Mateo County– Butano Community Area
Sonoma County– All areas North and East of Westside Road
– South of HWY 101
– West of Russian River

Evacuation Centers

Alameda CountyNone
Contra Costa CountyNone
Napa County– Crosswalk Community Church
San Mateo County– Pescadero High School
Sonoma CountyNone

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