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ALERT Multiple fires and evacuations in North SF Bay Area
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    4 Multiple fires and evacuations in North SF Bay Area

    I just woke up to this on local radio...impacting Napa, Novato, Lakeville, and others...

    More info shortly as I can collect it.

    Housecarl

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    Man, you're not kidding! Turned disaster out there!

    Fair use cited blah blah

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...450071523.html

    Evacuations Ordered, Evacuation Centers Opened as North Bay Fires Spread
    By NBC Bay Area staff

    Multiple fires burning in the North Bay on Monday have prompted evacuation orders to be implemented and evacuation centers to open.

    Evacuation Orders in Sonoma County:

    Area west of Highway 101 in the Piner Road area of downtown Forestville
    Cloverdale KOA
    Palomino Road (all directions)
    Vanoni Road to Gill Creek Road (all directions)
    Arnold Drive to the State Hospital and west of Jack London State Park
    Area east of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and River Road
    Area north of Guerneville Road/Steele Lane from the Mendocino Avenue corridor to Fulton Road
    Area north of Hopper Avenue between Highway 101 and Coffey Lane
    Porter Creek
    Petrified Forest
    Franz Valley
    Mountain Home Ranch Road
    Skyfarm area
    Fountaingrove Parkway and Montecito Heights area

    Evacuation Centers in Sonoma County:

    Cloverdale Citrus Fair
    Sebastopol Vets Hall
    Sonoma Valley High School
    Finley Center
    Santa Rosa Veterans' Memorial Building
    Petaluma Community Center

    Evacuation Orders in Napa County:

    Wooden Valley area
    Montecito area
    Old Sonoma Road to Buhman Avenue
    Dealy Lane
    Henry Road
    Coombsville Road
    Wild Horse Valley Road
    Carneros Inn
    Patrick Road
    Circle Oaks West to Atlas Peak
    Soda Canyon

    Evacuation Orders in Napa County:

    Crosswalk Church
    Napa Valley College Gym
    Calistoga Fairgrounds

    People impacted by the fires can keep an eye on Nixle to stay up to date with the latest information being issued by emergency responders. Those interested should text their zip code to 888777.

    Source: Evacuations Ordered, Evacuation Centers Opened as North Bay Fires Spread - NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...#ixzz4v1UvJfcd
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    The wind started picking up around 2:00 pm yesterday and got worse around 6:00 pm. It's windy right now. Hopefully no more fires in our area, the last fire burned up most of the dry fuel in the hills. We're still vulnerable though.

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    ABC7 News‏Verified account @abc7newsbayarea 2m2 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: Dozens of homes destroyed in Santa Rosa in 20,000 acre #TubbsFire


    Monday, October 09, 2017 08:01AM

    Dozens of homes have been destroyed in the 20,000 acre Tubbs Fire that is burning out of control in the North Bay. The fire is one of at least five brush fires burning in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

    WATCH LIVE: ABC7 News extended coverage of North Bay fires

    One of the fires has triggered the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa. Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa is also under evacuation orders.

    The fires have forced also forced the closure of all public schools in Santa Rosa and Calistoga today.

    FULL LIST: Evacuation centers open for North Bay fire victims

    Fires in Mendocino County have triggered the closure of Redwood Valley and School Way from Hwy 101. Evacuations have been ordered along East Road, West Road, Tomki Road to Canyon Road in Willits, Golden Rule subdivision and Reeves Canyon.

    The fire has crossed Highway 101 in Santa Rosa and ignited structures west of the freeway in the area of Kohl's Department Store on Hopper Avenue. Highway 101 has been shut down at Bicentennial. Residents and businesses should evacuate immediately in the areas of Cross Creek Road, Sky Farm Drive, Saint Andrews Drive, all residences north Fountaingrove Parkway and Montecito Heights. The fire is believed to have begun late Sunday night near Highway 128 in Napa County and progressed towards Santa Rosa city limits.

    Mandatory evacuations are in place for Partrick Rd in Napa County. They have also been ordered in the North Bay for Porter Creek, Petrified Forest, Franz Valley and Mountain Home Ranch Rd.

    RELATED: Fire burns vehicles in salvage yard, vehicles in Napa County

    Windy and dry conditions were making it difficult to fight the fire. Wind was gusting in the areas up to 50 mph.

    PHOTOS: Fires force evacuations in Napa, Calistoga areas

    http://abc7news.com/dozens-of-homes-...h-bay/2510205/
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    10 fires, hundreds of homes destroyed...hospital evacuated (didn't catch which one)..KSFO.com list of evacuation orders and centers....

    ETA: Thanks guys...I'm not on my PC at the moment...

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    Caller in Napa reporting ATT texting on cellphone down.

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    BreakingNNow‏ @BreakingNNow 14m14 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: Here is a photo of the historic Round Barns in Santa Rosa.
    (Photo by @kentphotos) #SantaRosa


    Scott McGrew‏Verified account @ScottMcGrew
    Scott McGrew Retweeted NBC Bay Area

    “No hope for containment” at this point. NBC Bay Area will be on all morning with full coverage.


    https://twitter.com/ScottMcGrew/stat...83615633276929


    Brian Hickey‏ @kcraBrianHickey 4m4 minutes ago

    Air tankers have arrived at the #LoboFire near Rough and Ready. Homes have burned and more than 500 acres blackened so far. #BREAKING

    Pictures and little videos here:

    https://twitter.com/kcraBrianHickey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    10 fires, hundreds of homes destroyed...hospital evacuated (didn't catch which one)..KSFO.com list of evacuation orders and centers....

    ETA: Thanks guys...I'm not on my PC at the moment...
    Kaiser Permanente.
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    KTVU live streaming TV coverage,

    http://www.ktvu.com/live

    A whole block of homes gone, more threatened.

    High Wind Warning in effect.
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    Was there a storm in the area?

    Every time I see one of these out of control wildfires, I have wonder if it's man made or natural. And if it's man made, was it accidental or started by terrorist. Maybe I've had a little too much woo but excuse me while I adjust my tinfoil hat.
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    Weather forecast has winds not dying down until tonight.

    Embers carried as far south as Berkeley in Alameda County...

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    Caller in Grass Valley/Lake Wildwood fire and evacuation. 4 to 5 fires between Grass Valley and Marysville.

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    ┼ JC Vega‏ @iamJCVega 5m5 minutes ago

    #santarosa #prayers #sonomacounty #fire my family has now been evacuated the fire is outside our house. My room, family, home nooooo 😢😔😢🙏


    Lots of stuff here, and he says yes the winds have been high:

    Carl's Bail Bonds‏ @CarlsBailBonds 8m8 minutes ago

    NWSBayArea: RT taramoriarty1: #Fire near Silverado Country Club #Napa dozens of homes already gone 😥🔥#KTVU

    https://twitter.com/CarlsBailBonds


    Carl's Bail Bonds‏ @CarlsBailBonds 9m9 minutes ago

    NWSBayArea: RT CaughtStealing: This is what it looks like driving into #SantaRosa . We are okay. Going to volunteer…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Was there a storm in the area?

    Every time I see one of these out of control wildfires, I have wonder if it's man made or natural. And if it's man made, was it accidental or started by terrorist. Maybe I've had a little too much woo but excuse me while I adjust my tinfoil hat.
    Very windy last night. On return from work last night was getting noticeably buffeted on 580 going up and down the Altamont...

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    Ganja gress‏ @GressGanja 3m3 minutes ago

    Graton Casino in the pic and the hills behind it are on fire #fire

    288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    Graton Resort & Casino, Address
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    Reports that evacation centers at capacity, evacuation routes closed by fires. People are opening their homes to evacuees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    Reports that evacation centers at capacity, evacuation routes closed by fires. People are opening their homes to evacuees.
    Lord watch them all...opening your home is a risky move these days. Last thing we need is a crime committed in the process.

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    "The most intriguing point for the historian is that where history and legend meet."

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    Ash reported in San Francisco...

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    Silvia & Luis RV‏ @Silviam12828278 7m7 minutes ago

    The sky in Petaluma today! Fire every where in Napa County. #godbless #pray #camping #fire @… https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCFLk_Arz9/
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    OMG, little video. Just horrifying:




    Jason Martinez‏Verified account @10NewsJason

    Incredible video of patients being evacuated from Kaiser Hospital in #SantaRosa
    #NapaFire

    https://twitter.com/10NewsJason/stat...84517186330626
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Was there a storm in the area?

    Every time I see one of these out of control wildfires, I have wonder if it's man made or natural. And if it's man made, was it accidental or started by terrorist. Maybe I've had a little too much woo but excuse me while I adjust my tinfoil hat.
    This idea does not fall in the woo category. A few years back the muslims stated clearly that these fires were a simple and highly effective means of attack. I'd suggest a great percentage fall in this category. Our society is extremely vulnerable, and has been under attack by muslims for a long long time. It's easy to create a catastrophe and leave no finger prints, if that's the goal. Look around, what would it take? Woe, not sure how to spell woe, but woe as in pain is the correct word, over woo. Lots of pain for a lot of people, at great expense to the state as well, which again is us......

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    It looks like the fires began around nightfall on Sunday and spread very rapidly overnight negating intervention by airborne fire fighting resources.

    TV saying just one retirement community has already lost 60 homes. Some major roads are either closed or have serious congestion. Cell service out in some areas.

    This situation appears -very- dynamic.

    http://www.ktvu.com/live
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    Vince Harper‏ @Harperv76Vince 1m1 minute ago

    Santa Rosa Evacuation Area. #fire
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    Watching KTUV for the past half hour. The helo is over a area of densely populated that the fire is starting to eat the edges, and moving in.



    http://www.ktvu.com/live

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    Now Nevada County is going up in flames, too. Started overnight.. I fear it is man caused!
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    Karen Nau‏ @karennau 33s34 seconds ago

    Livestock evacuees @SonomaMarinFair #Petaluma #Fire @DavidRabbitt
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    California Highway Patrol Significant Alerts

    http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

    Incident: 00654 Type: Report of Fire Location: Sr37 / Sears Point Rd Loc Desc: WB 37 AT SEARS POINT Lat/Lon: 38.150847 -122.449254

    Detail Information
    8:03 AM 56 [149] 1039 DOT-CC, REQ ETA AND HARD CLOSURE W37 AT MARE ISLAND
    8:02 AM 55 [148] A22-080 REQ ETA FOR DOT TO WB SIDE
    7:37 AM 54 [146] 34-C EB 37 IS NOW OPEN
    7:37 AM 53 [145] A22-080 PER 21-S3 TRAFFIC IS TRYING TO GET ACCESS 37 FROM ARNOLD AT SR121
    7:36 AM 52 [144] A22-080 WB 37 AT MARE ISLAND IS CLOSED
    7:34 AM 51 [142] 22-080 ADV TMC // TO SHOW WB SR37 IS CLOSED
    7:32 AM 50 [141] 1039 DOT-CC LINE 130
    7:24 AM 49 [138] 34-R2 RDWY CLR SR121 TO SHELTER
    7:19 AM 48 [136] 34-C NB TRAFFIC LAKEVILLE CAN BE ALLOWED THROUGH
    7:08 AM 47 [134] TASKW 34-C GG006 , ADVS SOLONO UNITS EB 37 IS BEING OPEN / WB SR37 STILL CLOSED
    7:06 AM 46 [132] 34-R1 INQ IF ALLOWED TO OPEN NB LAKEVILLE
    7:05 AM 45 [131] 34-C ADVS ALL UNITS EB 37 CAN BE OPEN // WB SIDE STILL CLOSED
    7:05 AM 44 [130] A22-080 REQ ETA FOR DOT FOR HARD CLOSURE ON WB SIDE ******
    6:57 AM 43 [129] 1039 DOT-CC LINE 123, DOT ELECTRICIAN WILL NEED TO POWER OFF
    6:54 AM 42 [128] 1039 DOT-CC,LINE 122, LINE 127
    6:53 AM 41 [127] 34-C OPENING EB SR37 IN APPROX 10 MIN TO I80 / WB SR37 WILL STILL BE CLOSED
    6:51 AM 40 [123] GG-C292 CMS SIGN SR37 AT ATHERTON IS ADVSING 780 CLOSURE INFO // NEEDS TO ADVS SR37 CLOSED FROM US 101 TO I80
    6:51 AM 39 [122] A22-080 REQ ETA FOR DOT
    6:38 AM 38 [115] 1039 DOT-CC, LINE 112
    6:27 AM 37 [113] TASK .181 TMCGG,SEE LN 112
    6:26 AM 36 [112] 34-C4 REQ CAL TRANS FOR HARD CLOSURE EB 37 AT ATHERTON // CONFIRM CMS SIGNS ON US101 ADVS SR37 CLOSED
    6:10 AM 35 [107] [Notification] [CHP]-22-S4 ADVS REQ CAL TRANS ON EXP
    6:02 AM 34 [104] 1039 DOT-CC
    6:00 AM 33 [101] PER A22-080 CMS SIGN IS ADVS OF CAR SEAT INFO ///REQ IT ADVS SR37 IS CLOSED
    5:38 AM 32 [98] 22-80 REQ ALL CMS WB BTWN WILSON AND SONOMA ADVS THAT SR37 IS CLOSED
    5:20 AM 31 [90] 22-S4 VEHS SAW ON COMING TRAFFIC AND TURNED BACK AROUND
    5:19 AM 30 [89] 22-S4 PEOPLE GOING WW ON SR37 GOING WB IN EB LANE FRM MARE ISLAND
    5:10 AM 29 [87] 1039 ENTACT OFCR ANDERSON
    4:56 AM 28 [82] TASK .181 TMCGG,ETA FOR HARD CLOSURE PLS
    4:47 AM 27 [80] SR37 IS CLOSED FRM US101 TO I80 BOTH EB AND WB
    4:45 AM 26 [76] 22-S4 MARE ISLAND ONR TO WB 37 IS CLOSED
    4:34 AM 25 [70] DO WE HAVE AN ETA FOR A CREW FOR THE HARD CLOSURE??
    4:33 AM 24 [69] 1039 DOTCC
    4:32 AM 23 [65] 22-S4 CONTACT 80 TO BRING IN SLOW BREAK //WB 37 TO TAKE VEHS OFF AT MARE ISLAND 22-80 CPYS ENRT
    4:31 AM 22 [64] TASK .181 TMCGG,PLS ACTIVATE CMS SIGNS ON SR37 ///SR37 CLOSED BOTH DOT
    4:30 AM 21 [63] 22-S4 CMS SIGN ON 80 NEG ON 37---REQ SIGN ON SR37 ADVS ITS CLOSED
    4:28 AM 20 [62] 22-S4 A BIT OF TRAFFIC ON SR37 WILL NEED DOT
    4:27 AM 19 [61] 22-S4 INQ ON ETA FOR DOT
    4:22 AM 18 [60] TASK .181 TMCGG,DOT PLS FOR HARD CLOSURE
    4:22 AM 17 [59] 22-S4 HAVE DOT START FOR HARD CLOSURE
    4:19 AM 16 [54] 34-R1 HAS BEEN ADVS TO NOT LET ANYMORE TRAFFIC GO NB ON LAKEVILLE FRM SR37//UNSURE HOW ARE ON LAKEVILLE IS CLOSED DOWN
    4:17 AM 15 [53] [Notification] [CHP]-MRN SO CB: NEEDS CLOSURE FROM: LAKEVILLE HWY 8000 BLOCK TO SR37
    4:17 AM 14 [52] 34-R1 BEEN ADVS BY FIRE TO UTURN ALL EB TRAFFIC DIRECT THEM TOWARD 101 ///LAKEVILLE NOW CLOSED
    3:56 AM 13 [37] 34-20 HAVE SOLCHP SHUT DOWN SR37 AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE ///HAVE TROUBLE WITH BIG RIG COMING DOWN SR37
    3:52 AM 12 [35] 34-R2 PER NOVATO FIRE SR37 WILL BE CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF THE DAY
    3:41 AM 11 [33] PER MARIN SO VEH DRIVING FRM SR121 TO LAKEVILLE GOING RIGHT AT FIREFIGHTERS
    3:34 AM 10 [30] [Notification] [CHP]-PER MARIN CO - REQ CHP PER BATALLION CHIEF VEHS DRIVING WB IN THE EB LANES
    3:27 AM 9 [28] PER LOG: 0254: CALTRANS: CMS SIGNS ON 37 ARE DOWN NOT WORKING I HAVE CMS ON 80ROADS CLOSED IN NAPA and SONOMA 12, 29,37,101,121 IN BOTH DIRECTION OF 80 IN SOLANO
    2:49 AM 8 [20] 34-R1 37 AT LAKVEILLE ,,,,,,,DIRECTING TRAFFIC TO HEAD BACK WB TOWARD 101 OR LAKEVILLE
    2:35 AM 7 [15] 1039 DOTCC
    2:31 AM 6 [14] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** SR37 AT 121 CLOSED DUE TO FIRWE IN AREA UNK ETO REF LOG 0654
    2:28 AM 5 [12] NVTO FIRE REQ CHP TO CLOSE EB 37 AT 121 // ADV UNITS ARE ENRT
    2:26 AM 4 [10] 34-S6 REQ SIG ALERT
    2:11 AM 3 [6] [Notification] [CHP]-[5] REDCOM ADV MASSIVE FIRE IN THIS AREA/ PRTYS GOING WW IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
    2:10 AM 2 [5] REDCOM ADV MASSIVE FIRE IN THIS AREA/ PRTYS GOING WW IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
    2:07 AM 1 [2] FIRE THAT IS GOING TO JUMP FRWY
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    Fair use....

    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/75...-across-sonoma

    Fire destroys businesses in northwest Santa Rosa
    1 hour ago

    2 Santa Rosa hospitals evacuated in fire’s path

    (1 of 26) Fire burned Coffey Park in Santa Rosa on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/ PD)

    (2 of 26) Fire burned Coffey Park in Santa Rosa on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/ PD)

    (3 of 26) Wili's Wine Bar burns in Santa Rosa shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (4 of 26) A home burns at Palisades Drive and Bella Vista Way in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/Press Democrat)

    (6 of 26) Fire burns a home in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa behind the Home Depot store on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/Press Democrat)

    (7 of 26) A home burns in the Fountaingrove area shortly after 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (8 of 26) Homes burn in the Sky Farm area after 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (9 of 26) Homes burn near Hopper Lane in Santa Rosa after 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (10 of 26) A hill burns in the Fountaingrove area shortly after 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (11 of 26) A home burns in the Fountaingrove area shortly after 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (12 of 26) A structure in the Hopper Lane area of Santa Rosa burns after 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (13 of 26) A car and several homes burn in the Hopper Lane area of Santa Rosa burns after 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (14 of 26) The Applebee's restaurant on Hopper Avenue in Santa Rosa burns early Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/Press Democrat)

    (15 of 26) Santa Rosa's historic round barn burns in the Fountaingrove area after 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (16 of 26) An unidentified structure burns in Kenwood shortly after midnight on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (17 of 26) An unidentified structure burns on Dunbar Road in Glen Ellen after midnight on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (18 of 26) An unidentified structure burns in Kenwood shortly after midnight on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT)

    (19 of 26) The Arby's restaurant on Hopper Avenue in Santa Rosa burns early Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/Press Democrat)

    (20 of 26) The McDonald's restaurant on Hopper Avenue in Santa Rosa burns early Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (KENT PORTER/Press Democrat)

    (21 of 26) The view from the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (BRUCE BAIRD/ PD)

    (22 of 26) Structures in Fountaingrove continue to burn in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 9, 2017. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

    (23 of 26) Kmart is gutted by fire, in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 9, 2017. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

    (24 of 26) Fire crews battle a fire at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 9, 2017. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

    (25 of 26) A firefighter tries to slow down the fire moving through a neighborhood near San Miguel Road, in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 9, 2017. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

    (26 of 26) A neighborhood in the Wikiup area burns in Santa Rosa on Monday morning, October 9, 2017. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)


    Fires break out across Sonoma County, North Bay

    JULIE JOHNSON
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | October 9, 2017, 12:36AM
    | Updated 5 minutes ago.

    Tell friends you're safe by checking on Facebook's Tubbs fire crisis response page here.

    Fire destroyed neighborhoods and businesses from north Santa Rosa to the Sonoma Valley early Monday, as an estimated 10 fires burned uncontrolled across the North Coast, driven by strong winds that for hours fueled the fires and forced entire communities to flee in the middle of the night.
    Firefighters in Santa Rosa were short-handed in the face of an unrelenting blaze that started near Calistoga in Napa County and spread west, raging through hillside communities and into Santa Rosa, jumping across Highway 101 and into the northwest neighborhoods around Coffey Lane.

    Other regional fires had already depleted regional fire resources, particularly a several hundred acre fire in Napa County, and Sonoma County fire officials said they were urging state authorities to send more help. At least five fires in Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties were threatening residential communities, Cal Fire officials said.
    “We’ve been wondering, ‘Where in the heck are they?’” Windsor Fire Chief Jack Piccinini said about 6 a.m. “I’ve asked, ‘Are units coming?’ and was told no, they’re going to the Atlas fire (in Napa County). That’s painful news to us. We’re still spread so thin.”


    Napa Resident Drives Dangerously Close to Wildfire
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    Highway 101 in Santa Rosa was completely shut down in both north and south directions, from Steele Lane to Mark West Springs Road.

    The sound of explosions, mostly bursting propane tanks, punctuated the rush as authorities raced to evacuate hospitals, senior centers and apartment complexes in Santa Rosa while fleeing residents packed the roads.
    Cal Fire Division Chief Greg Bertelli urged people close to the fire zones to err on the side of caution and evacuate early.
    “Don’t try to stay and sit it out, it’s important to try to help each other and evacuate,” Bertelli said. “Life and safety. Other things can be replaced, but take care of yourself, your loved ones.”
    The fire burning in Santa Rosa was just one of a series of wildfires burning through swaths of Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, breaking out in a series starting about 10 p.m. Sunday.
    “These blazes have taken place at an individual’s most vulnerable time, when they are home and in bed,” State Sen. Mike McGuire said.

    The fire burning in Santa Rosa is believed to have begun late Sunday night near Highway 128 in Napa County and moved down Mark West Road toward Santa Rosa. The fire leveled entire blocks in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, where three-story homes were burning along Thomas Lake Harris Drive. The city’s new fire station in the area, Fire State 5, was destroyed.
    The hills surrounding Santa Rosa glowed red early Monday and evacuees fleeing the fire clogged West College Avenue at 3 a.m., as officials opened additional shelters.
    Multiple fires burning in densely populated areas at night propelled by winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour severely strained firefighters, McGuire said.
    “Of great concern is Kenwood, Glen Ellen and greater Santa Rosa,” he added.
    Darkness made it difficult to determine how many acres had burned and impossible to fight the fires from the air. McGuire said that hundreds of firefighters were en route from throughout the state and that aerial attacks would begin at first light, with winds expected to ease by 9 a.m.
    In Kenwood, fire destroyed homes on both sides of Highway 12. Another branch of a wildfire was spreading from Geyserville and heading toward Cloverdale, Sonoma County sheriff’s spokesman Spencer Crum said.




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    “Up here in the hills, there is lots of fire, lots of smoke, and we have to be very careful we don’t get ourselves strapped,” Crum said. “There are a lot of one-way in, one-way out roads.”
    Both Sutter and Kaiser evacuated patients from their Santa Rosa hospitals as the fire approached. Traffic was backed up at multiple intersections in the Larkfield and Wikiup areas. Many people had abandoned their cars in the streets to flee the flames.

    In Santa Rosa, the fire burned through the Sky Farm subdivision above Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood and raced down the hill toward the Larkfield-Wikiup area. The fire tore through homes surrounding Cardinal Newman High School. Santa Rosa’s historic round barn, at the gateway to Fountaingrove, was also burned, as was the Journey’s End mobile home park to the north of Kaiser Permanente’s hospital in Santa Rosa and multiple homes along Hopper Lane.
    Rohnert Park police announced evacuations about 6:30 a.m. for the G and H section neighborhoods with officials urging people to head south.
    The owner of Custom Sofas for Less, 5850 Redwood Dr. in Rohnert Park, has opened his store as a temporary shelter for those who have been evacuated.
    “The open sign is on,” said Michelle Nazzal of Santa Rosa, wife of owner Damian Nazzal.
    “We literally could see flames from our apartment,” she said. “We just decided to leave. I thought it’s better to be safe than sorry.”
    No air support would be available until first light.
    “It’s real bad,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Marshall Tuberville said. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that effective at stopping the fire.”
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    By 3 a.m. flames had jumped Highway 101 on the fire’s westward march, as strong winds pushed ash and smoke over a wide area of the city.
    An emergency evacuation center was full at the Finley Community Center in west Santa Rosa, located at 2060 W. College Ave. Cars filled the parking lot shortly before 3 a.m. Monday and traffic was stopped trying to turn into the center.
    The Finley Center was crowded with hundreds of evacuees as of 4 a.m. Many seniors from nursing homes from the hillside region were being brought to the center.
    Ted Regan, who lives near Calistoga Road, said he saw the glow from the foothills behind his house about 2 a.m.
    “It got brighter and brighter and then we saw flames. That’s when we said, ‘It’s time to go,’” Regan said.
    He, his wife, two adult sons, two dogs, four cats and two birds all got in his car and left immediately.
    Rachel McKenzie, who lives on Tuliptree Road, started to evacuate at 2 a.m. with her 12-year-old, Bryce Ward, and her husband, Kevin Ward. They left with their reptiles and dog as they fled their house. Pulling out, their neighbor’s house was fully engulfed.
    “It was totally chaotic,” McKenzie.
    Her neighbor later called her and said her house burned down.
    Laura Mills, who lives Wedgewood Way in Fountaingrove, was forced to evacuate with her husband at 2 a.m.
    “It was very spooky. It was like an apocalypse,” Mills said of the bumper-to-bumper traffic as she left her house.


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    Schools in the following districts will be closed Monday, according to the Sonoma County Office of Education: Alexander Valley, Bellevue, Bennett Valley, Cloverdale, Forestville, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Mark West, Oak Grove, Roseland, Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa, Windsor, Wright, Twin Hills, Sebastopol Union, Petaluma City Schools, Monte Rio, Dunham and SCOE alternative education.
    Many schools that remain open will be on restricted outside activity, according to SCOE officials.

    In addition to Elsie Allen High School, Cook Middle School and Windsor High School, 8695 Windsor Rd, are shelters.
    Mandatory evacuations were ordered from a wildfire reported between Calistoga and Santa Rosa, to the east of Porter Creek Road and Petrified Forest Road, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office announced shortly after 11 p.m.
    Evacuations were ordered along Porter Creek, Petrified Forest, Franz Valley and Mountain Home Ranch roads. Deputies were dispatched to help firefighters and CHP officers with evacuations.
    “If you live in this area, please be alert for the danger,” the Sheriff’s Office said shortly after 11 p.m. “We are not on scene yet and haven’t been able to determine the best evacuation route.”
    Many trees were down on Calistoga Road and 911 lines were inundated with callers reporting smoke. Dispatchers asked the public to refrain from calling, unless they were facing an immediate emergency.
    Multiple fires broke out Sunday night as strong winds buffeted the area. In Sonoma County, fires were reported in Santa Rosa, at Mark West Springs and Riebli roads; in Windsor at Shiloh Road and Conde Lane; in Sebastopol at Highway 116 and Fredericks Road; in Kenwood, on Lawndale Road; and in Glen Ellen, on Dunbar Road.
    Multiple structures were burning early Monday near downtown Kenwood, where the fire had crossed over Sonoma Creek. Fires were burning on both sides of Highway 12 in swirling winds, with gusts of 5o to 60 miles per hour. Multiple structures were also burning on Adobe Canyon Road, east of Kenwood across Highway 12.
    In Napa County, firefighters were battling a 200 acre fire off Atlas Peak Road south of Lake Berryessa, Cal Fire reported.

    Authorities were directing evacuees to the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave. The Petaluma Community Center, at 320 N. McDowell Blvd., was also opened as an evacuation center. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds is open for people with large animals; access the fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Avenue. Bridge of Faith church, at 920 Link Lane in Santa Rosa, also opened its doors to evacuees.
    In the Sonoma Valley, Ramekins culinary school and inn, 450 W. Spain St., was open as a shelter.
    The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma were open to fire evacuees. There is indoor space for families and stalls to accommodate small livestock. Those with livestock are asked to enter through Gate 4 on Payran St. Drivers are asked to park in Lot B or drive into the fairgrounds through the main gate, as the main parking lot is reaching capacity as of 6 a.m.
    The Red Cross has exhausted its volunteer pool and is seeking additional volunteers, according to the City of Santa Rosa Facebook page. Those willing to help with check-in and supply distribution are encouraged to call 707-543-4542 or go to Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Ave. or Cook Middle School, 2480 Sebastopol Rd.

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    An updated list of neighborhoods under immediate evacuation orders was issued from the Santa Rosa City Manager at 3:45 a.m. following neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation. Residents are being told to leave immediately:
    Cross Creek Road
    Sky Farm Drive
    Saint Andrews Drive
    All residences north of Fountaingrove Parkway
    Montecito Heights
    Hopper Avenue area west of Coffey Lane between Dennis Lane and Hopper Avenue to the north; Coffey Lane and Barnes Road to the east and west.
    All residences east of Fulton Road between Piner Road and Guerneville Road.
    All Santa Rosa City Schools are closed Monday, district officials announced at 4:45 a.m. Sonoma County’s largest school district serves more than 16,000 students.
    Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Ave. is available as a shelter for evacuees, according to the district website.
    Animals may be sheltered at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road.

    Check back for more details.
    You can reach Staff Writer Julie Johnson at 707-521-5220 or julie.johnson@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @jjpressdem.

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    Gracianna Winery‏ @GraciannaWinery 3m3 minutes ago

    Smoke sun over #MercedesRiverblockVineyard looking east toward #fire in #SantaRosa. We will not…
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    graciannawinerySmoke sun over #MercedesRiverblockVineyard looking east toward #fire in #SantaRosa. We will not be open today. We are hosting evacuees at the estate house.

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    Yes, multiple fires in multiple locations demands one rule out man-made causes. Sounds like mother nature provided the perfect conditions, too, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzkitty View Post
    OMG, little video. Just horrifying:




    Jason Martinez‏Verified account @10NewsJason

    Incredible video of patients being evacuated from Kaiser Hospital in #SantaRosa
    #NapaFire

    https://twitter.com/10NewsJason/stat...84517186330626
    Whoa. That's scary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ractivist View Post
    This idea does not fall in the woo category. A few years back the muslims stated clearly that these fires were a simple and highly effective means of attack. I'd suggest a great percentage fall in this category. Our society is extremely vulnerable, and has been under attack by muslims for a long long time. It's easy to create a catastrophe and leave no finger prints, if that's the goal. Look around, what would it take? Woe, not sure how to spell woe, but woe as in pain is the correct word, over woo. Lots of pain for a lot of people, at great expense to the state as well, which again is us......
    Right. Work with mother nature. Wait until it is a drought season and have at it. I have been suspicious of this sort of thing for at least five years.
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    Interesting, this really -presumes- that the authorities can accurately monitor the situation in real time and can issue timely evacuation notices in the future.

    KTVU TV traffic reporter is saying that the authorities are advising, that due to road congestion, people are advised -not- to evacuate -unless- they are in a formally declared evacuation zone.

    http://www.ktvu.com/live
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    mloagogoIt's a sad day... #napafire #sonomafire ... views of #smoke and the ridge on #fire to the east and south from #Upvalley #napavalley
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    Terrible. My old stomping grounds. Not a surprise, the government has claimed the rights of gods and managed the place into the ground. This is a natural outcome of that idiocy. I was sorry to move, but felt it was necessary, because the place had fallen to pieces, even 20 years ago.

    Here is some news. Now 60 fires.

    "A total of 60 fires are being reported from Eastern Sonoma County to Northeastern Santa Rosa.

    At about 2:09 AM, the fire has crossed Highway 101 and ignited structures west of the freeway in the area of Kohl’s Department Store on Hopper Avenue. Residents and businesses in that area should evacuate immediately.

    A fire is being reported in the area of Highway 116 at Fredericks Road in Sebastopol.

    Evacuations have been ordered for the following neighborhoods in Santa Rosa:

    Cross Creek Road
    Porter Creek
    Petrified Forest
    Franz Valley and Mountain Home Ranch Rd
    Sky Farm Drive
    Saint Andrews Drive,
    All residences north Fountaingrove Parkway
    Montecito Heights
    The Hopper Avenue Area West of Coffey Lane
    All residences east of Fulton Road, between Piner Road and Guerneville Road
    West of 101 in the Piner Road area to downtown Forestville
    Cloverdale KOA
    Palomino Road, all directions
    Vanoni Road to Gill Creek Road, all directions
    Arnold Drive to the State Hospital and west of Jack London State Park
    Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Sutter Hospital are being evacuated
    G and H section of Rohnert Park

    Evacuation Centers:

    Crosswalk Church at 2590 1st St, Napa, CA 94558 (AT CAPACITY)
    Napa Valley College GYM, Napa, CA
    Shelter at Calistoga Fairgrounds 1435 N Oak St, Calistoga
    Finley Community Center at 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa (AT CAPACITY)
    Veterans Building on 1350 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (AT CAPACITY)
    The Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
    Petaluma Community Center at 320 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma (AT CAPACITY)
    Twin Pine Casino located at 22223 CA-29, Middletown, CA
    Cloverdale – Citrus Fair, 1 Citrus Fair Drive
    Sebastopol – Vets Hall, 282 S. High St. (AT CAPACITY)
    Sonoma Valley High School, 20000 Broadway
    Bodega Bay Church 1320 Bayview St.
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1780 Yulupa Ave
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1550 Northpoint Pkwy
    7 Day Adventist Church 840 Sonoma Ave.
    Elsie Allen High School at 599 Bellevue Avenue
    Sebastopol Community Center at 390 Morris Street
    Analy High School at 6950 Analy Ave
    Windsor High School 8695 Windsor Rd
    Flying Frog Academy 215 Classic Ct, Rohnert Park
    Cook Middle School 2480 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa
    New Life Christian Church 1310 Clegg St, Petaluma
    Healdsburg Community Center 1157 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg
    Church of Christ 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma
    Washoe House 2801 Stony Point Rd
    Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds 175 Fairgrounds Dr
    Community Church of Sebastopol 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N

    Larger animals are being accepted at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Rd and Sebastopol Grange 6000 Sebastopol Ave.

    There are also 61 power outages at this time. Over 12,516 customers without power at this time with several thousand without power in Northeastern Santa Rosa and all of the Kenwood area. The entire north bay has over 36,000 customers without power. PG&E has stated that they are supporting Calfire’s efforts, doing so in part by proactively deactivating power lines.

    There are several road closures including Mark West Springs Road in Larkfield. Northbound 101 is closed down near Bicentennial. All of Calistoga Road is shut down. Roberts Road, Lichau Road, Pressley Road, and Sonoma Mountain Road"

    http://www.ksro.com/2017/10/09/fires...a-and-kenwood/

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    The rest is local school closures, photos, and comments.

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    Was just watching an update by CalFire on Weather Nation channel, officer said these fires started late last night in numerous locations, no idea what caused them. Right. Just horrible!

    Wish I was there to help, but sure am praying!
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    Red Cross spokesperson/paid corporate apologist saying on KTVU TV that "we are not overwhelmed" in response to problems at the evacuation centers.

    http://www.ktvu.com/live

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    KQED News‏Verified account @KQEDnews 3m3 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: @JerryBrownGov declares the #Napa, #Sonoma, and #Yuba County fires a state of emergency.
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    Just a note....the old local SF Bay Area radio stations that used to have live morning shows and now are using syndicated shows are still playing the syndicated ones and not breaking in with local reporting...there's no staff left at them to do it.

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