Latest: Sebastopol, surrounding area placed under mandatory evacuation – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

No identification is needed to stay at an evacuation shelter and immigration enforcement agencies, such as ICE, do not have access to the shelters. English and Spanish-speaking staff are present to make shelters safe, supportive places for all people.

4:40 a.m.

Residents in northwest Santa Rosa are being ordered to evacuate their homes. All areas of the city north of Highway 12 and west of Highway 101 are now under a mandatory evacuation order.

The expanded orders also cover a section northeast of Santa Rosa, near Calistoga/Petrified Forest Road to the Sonoma/Napa county line.

Evacuees are instructed to head south.

You can view a map of the mandatory evacuation zone here.

4:25 a.m.

Flames are quickly approaching the Pepperwood Preserve and Mark West/Porter Creek area, according to the Sonoma County Fire District. It is warning residents in the area to evacuate immediately.

4:22 a.m.

Residents in northeast Santa Rosa are NOT being ordered to evacuate. Earlier information from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office incorrectly stated the area — which includes Fountaingrove, Oakmont and Rincon Valley — was under mandatory evacuation. Residents had previously been advised to prepare for evacuation. “The situation is changing rapidly, remain alert for further updates,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said in a Nixle alert. You can view a map of the mandatory evacuation zone here.

3:53 a.m.

Fire is reported approximately 2 miles north of Pleasant Avenue and is headed toward the east side of Windsor, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Flames are also heading toward Shiloh Ridge.

In Windsor, all along Arata Lane, fire engines and crews are taking defensive positions to protect homes to the south.

If you are in Healdsburg or Windsor, you should evacuate immediately.

3:45 a.m.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office ordered people in Sebastopol, Bloomfield and Valley Ford and surrounding areas to leave the area, which is now a mandatory evacuation zone.

This area is generally described as all areas west of Fulton Road, Llano Road and Pepper Road to the Marin County Line.

3:35 a.m.

Heavy wind, smoke and debris is reported near Windsor around Arata Lane and Brooks Road, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. “If you are in Windsor, you need to get out now,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a Nixle alert.

3:18 a.m.

The fire is heading toward the city of Healdsburg, according to a Nixle alert posted by the city. “Winds have picked up and fire activity has significantly increased and heading our way. LEAVE NOW,” the alert stated.

3:15 a.m.

A structure can be seen burning at Soda Rock winery.

3:10 a.m.

Trees are reported down on Chalk Hill Road and the fire is moving fast, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Chalk Hill Road is not recommended as an evacuation route.

2:45 a.m.

Winds in the Healdsburg hills are gusting up to 80 mph, the National Weather Service reported. In the Santa Rosa area, gusts have been recorded at 30 to 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Satellite imagery shows the heat from the Kincade fire is intensifying rapidly.

At the intersection of Highway 128 and Pine Flat Road, flames can be seen cresting a ridge above the east side of the Alexander Valley and moving down the hill toward the valley floor.

1 a.m.

The following evacuation centers are open in response to the Kincade fire. All evacuation centers are prepared to accept people with small animals. No identification is needed to stay at an evacuation shelter, and English and Spanish-speaking staff will be there to make shelters safe, supportive places for all.

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

Petaluma Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma

Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma

Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Sonoma County Fairgrounds (Large animals only), 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa


Read all the updates from Saturday’s reporting here.

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