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Wildfire in Sonoma County

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Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn in natural areas like forests or grasslands. These dangerous fires spread quickly and can devastate not only wildlife and natural areas, but also communities. For information on how to prepare for a wildfire, visit the prepare page.

Alerts, Warnings, & Orders

As of 3 am on May 18, eight separate instances of fire have been identified.

Wildfire Alert

Wildfire Alert 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The evacuation warning has been upgraded to an EVACUATION ORDER for E1 due to multiple power lines down. Highway 1 is not passable from the Mendocino County line to Jenner, and two additional miles north, south and west to the coast.

Evacuations ORDERS for City of Cotati- Sonoma County Zones G1 & G2, Old Redwood Hwy to E Railroad and N Myrtle are still active.

Old Redwood Hwy South thru Cotati has been CLOSED at Eucalyptus to prevent travel into the fire. Please evacuate NORTH to get out of town.
Evacuation WARNING for Zones J1 & H2. Please be prepared to leave if ordered.

SHELTERS include:

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd,
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Large Animals-OK

Cloverdale Citrus Fair – Opening 6 p.m. May 18, 2023
1 Citrus Fair Drive
Cloverdale, CA, 95425

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Be Prepared

  • Be prepared to leave if an evacuation order is issued for your area. Gather essential items now to be ready to go.
  • If you feel unsafe, leave immediately. If you have time, please check your neighbors to be sure they have received this alert
  • Monitor local media, social media and be sure you’re signed up for alerts. Call 9-1-1 only if you have a life-threatening emergency. Do not call 911 for information. For the latest information, follow the County of Sonoma on Facebook and Twitter or call 2-1-1.

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