Exhausted Firefighters Continue to Battle Firestorms in Sonoma County

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Exhausted firefighters continue to throw everything they have at the firestorm in Sonoma County.  The Kincade fire as of Tuesday morning has consumed over 75,000 acres making it easily the largest California fire of 2019, it is only 15% contained and it is threatening to burn down Healdsburg, Windsor, and greater Santa Rosa.

Fire Map of Sonoma County as of 7am, 10/28/19.  See updated maps GISSurfer

Cal Fire Officials announced this morning (Tues. 10/28) that the Kincade Fire currently threatens at least 80,435 residences.   Evacuation warnings have been given to hundreds of thousands of residents.   There is some incredible reporting being done at the Press Democrat on the firefight to save residential areas in Sonoma County:

“the firefight became a deeply personal battle for Sonoma County firefighters.  The winds again rose, fanning flames and sending the Kincade fire roaring like a freight train into Shiloh Estates and toward Wikiup, Larkfield and the Mark West Springs corridor, Santa Rosa communities still rebuilding from the 2017 Tubbs wildfire.”  – The Press Democrat.

Cal Fire currently says 124 structures have been destroyed, 57 of them residential. At least 23 additional structures have been damaged, and 90,015 structures are threatened.  All 40 Sonoma County public school districts will be closed Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29.  Emergency shelters: Check the Sonoma County Emergency website for most recent updates.

Important Fire Safety Information:

New Kincade Fire Evacuation Warning and Order Update (10/28/19 @6:00PM)

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
Kincade Fire Public Information Line
(707) 967-4207
Kincade Fire Media Line

Reporting on Various Firefights Sonoma County:



View of Fire & Smoke from Space via NOAA

Bay Area Resident may experience more smokey conditions Tuesday, but it is completely depending on the wind direction.  Air quality reports are available at  PG&E preemptively shut off power to affecting approximately 960,000 customers in parts of 38 counties.

PG&E Power Outage Map

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