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Here’s the latest information about the Kincade fire:

11:55 p.m.

Flames are within 100 yards of homes near Lockwood Drive, west of the Shiloh Ridge area.

Officers activated the hi-lo sirens on their vehicles to alert residents who have not yet evacuated, according to the police scanner.

On the other side of the Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, the Kincade fire was quickly advancing toward the Mayacama Golf Course after passing over Shiloh Ridge Road, Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore said in a Facebook post late Sunday night.

Additional resources were being dispatched to the golf course, Gore said in the post. A portion of Mark West Springs Road, which was burned in the 2017 Tubbs fire, runs parallel north to south of the course.

- Nashelly Chavez

10:10 p.m.

Fire is reported in the Shiloh Ridge area, near Faught Road and East Shiloh Road. At least one structure is burning. “Stay out of the area. If not evacuated, leave now,” the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said in a Nixle alert.

Authorities warned of an immediate threat of fire in the Larkfield-Wikiup area.

Deputies are using hi-lo sirens on Faught Road from Shiloh to Old Redwood Highway in Larkfield-Wikiup. “If in this area, you need to leave immediately!!” the Sheriff’s Office said in a Nixle alert.

6:45 p.m.

Here is the latest from the Kincade Fire:

- The fire grew to 54,298 acres Sunday

- Containment decreased from 10% to 5%

- 80,000 residents remain under mandatory evacuation orders

Cal Fire Division Chief Jonathan Cox said two firefighters were injured during Sunday’s firefight, one of the most challenging days on the fire line, according to officials speaking at the evening briefing on the fire at the Fairgrounds. One of the firefighters had minor burns and the other was airlifted to the UC Davis Medical Center burn unit with significant burn injuries, according to Cox.

Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said he surveyed the fire from the air Sunday and was struck by its continued threat.

“This is still a very active fire,” Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said.

4:43 p.m.

Inmates at the Sonoma County Main Jail remained at the facility as of Sunday afternoon, though authorities are ready to move the group of about 800 inmates elsewhere if needed, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Juan Valencia said. No visitors were allowed, though relatives and friends of inmates at the facility can call 707-565-1400 and leave a message with a staff member.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office evacuated all inmates at its North County Detention Facility, about 250 people, to the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County Saturday evening, Valencia said.

-Nashelly Chavez

4:15 p.m.

All 40 public school districts in Sonoma County will be closed Monday and Tuesday as power remains out for tens of thousands in the county and as firefighters struggle to hold of the 30,000-acre Kincade fire’s advance, according to the county Office of Education.

A news release cited “uncertainty around the availability of power, evacuations of students and staff, fire threat, and air quality concerns.”

The closure affects alternative education, special education and juvenile detention center classes. The Credo, Kid Street, Pathways, Reach, River Montessori, Sebastopol Independent, Village and Woodland Star charter schools also will be closed until Tuesday at least.

All Santa Rosa Junior College Campuses will be closed, and all activities and classes, will be canceled through Tuesday, as well.

-Will Schmitt

3:45 p.m.

Fire and weather conditions deteriorated Sunday afternoon, putting Windsor directly in the cross hairs of the Kincade fire. By 1 p.m. strong winds brought flames within a few hundred yards of Windsor homes located near Foothill Regional Park.

Thick, brown smoke covered the skies over this community of nearly 28,000 residents, though most had fled under a mandatory evacuation. Droves of fire engines and at least a half dozen bulldozers lined Arata Lane on the north end of town.

As fire approached Foothill Regional Park, many of those units repositioned themselves to nearby Hembree Lane and Foothill Drive to defend homes near the park. The wilderness area is flanked by densely-packed residential homes to the south and west of the park.

Patrol vehicles whizzed through nearby streets, their hi-lo sirens blaring, offering a final warning to lingering residents that flames were quickly approaching. Inside the park, inmate crews in orange firefighting gear set backfires on the northern and southern flanks of a pond in the park to catch flames that had entered the park.

-Martin Espinoza

2:41 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa staff transferred 110 patients to other Kaiser Permanente hospitals across the North Bay Sunday, Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s Chief Operating Officer Tom Hanenburg said. The hospital began the evacuations as a precaution at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, though the hospital was placed under mandatory evacuations about six hours later.

Generators were being used to power Kaiser Permanente hospitals in San Rafael and Vallejo, which were impacted by the PG&E power shutdown.

-Nashelly Chavez

2:40 p.m.

Santa Rosa CityBus has continued its Sunday suspension of operations through Monday in the hopes of offering partial service on Tuesday. Sonoma County Transit will also forgo bus service through at least Monday.

Meanwhile, Petaluma Transit expects delays, but is operating on its regular schedule and providing passengers free service during the countywide emergency.

-Kevin Fixler

2:20 p.m.

Pushed by ferocious gusts before dawn, the Kincade fire advanced in different directions Sunday, adding to the threat to Windsor and Healdsburg.

“A real hot spot” of the day started early with a pre-dawn push at Chalk Hill Road and Highway 128, also known as Alexander Valley Road. Flames crossed the rural highway in a few spots and then had the potential to head toward Windsor or Healdsburg, said veteran Sonoma County fire official Jack Piccinini, leading a strike team of about 25 local firefighters with five engines and one water tender.

The fire took the Windsor path and by early afternoon reached Foothill Regional Park, which sits up against numerous subdivisions.

Another arm of the fire threatened homes and burned a winery on West Soda Rock Road before racing toward the Russian River and threatening Fitch Mountain across the water as well as nearby residential neighborhoods. At a river bend firefighters flanked the flames and boxed it in, keeping it from spreading, said Piccinini. The saves buoyed firefighters but also sparked new worries that spot fires could have shot over the river and could be smoldering in the vegetation on the other side.

“It’s still threatening Fitch Mountain. We can’t see, it’s so smoky, we are concerned there could be hidden spots there,” said Piccinini, who took the team across the river to check.

The third main problem was on northwest side of the fire, along Highway 128 and River Road, near Moody Road near Geyserville. That arm of the fire also made a run and further threated that community.

“We’re praying for the winds to settle down,” Piccinini said.

1:32 p.m.

Areas under evacuation warning due to the Kincade fire were expanded Sunday afternoon, Cal Fire said. They include the town of Calistoga, and Napa County north of Diamond Mountain Road to Dunaweal Lane and west of Pickett Road near Calistoga.

Areas east of the Sonoma County and Napa County line, as well as south of the Lake County and Napa County line were also included.

-Nashelly Chavez

1:30 p.m.

About half of the sites providing cell phone service in Marin County were offline Sunday morning, mostly due to the power outage affecting virtually all of the North Bay county, communications companies told the Federal Communications Commission.

Of 270 cell sites in Marin, 134 were down, according to the FCC’s daily disaster-related communications report. Nine had been damaged, and 105 were out due to power issues. Some areas are served by overlapping cell sites to provide continual service.

About 17% of 427 Sonoma County cell sites were down, the FCC said in its report. Those rates were about 19% in Lake County and 10% in Napa County; data was not available for Mendocino County.

Cable companies reported about 394,000 customers with phone, TV and/or internet plans were without service across California amid PG&E’s planned outage.

-Will Schmitt

1:20 p.m.

Flames moved into Foothill Regional Park in Windsor early Sunday afternoon, according to initial fire dispatch reports.

Firefighters had been stationed in the area for hours, awaiting the possibility of the fire’s appearance at that end of Windsor. Just after 1 p.m. firefighters reported that part of the park was burning.

First responders then were told to drive through the heavily residential area with their hi-lo siren blaring to alert any people who hadn’t obeyed the mandatory order to leave now. The popular park is flanked by homes and several subdivisions spread beyond it toward Arata Lane and Highway 101.

12:50 p.m.

PG&E has shut off natural gas to thousands of northern Sonoma County customers near the Kincade fire for safety reasons and may turn off additional flows further south depending on the fire’s progress, a PG&E spokeswoman said Sunday.

The gas shut‑off will affect 23,252 customers near the fire footprint in and around Cloverdale, Fulton, Forestville, Graton, Larkfield, Wikiup and Geyserville, said PG&E spokeswoman Deanna Contreras. Many of those customers already are under mandatory evacuation orders due to the 30,000‑acre fire, which ignited Wednesday evening.

PG&E also is considering shutting off gas to an undetermined number of customers in northern Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, she said.

Once the gas is off, PG&E crews will go to those areas to shut off the gas at individual meters, a necessary step for safety, Contreras said. She asked customers not to attempt to re-light their pilot lights or turn on their own meters once they return home.

“We will make every attempt to notify people” via automated phone calls before turning off gas, she said.

-Will Schmitt

12:10 p.m.

As noon approached, a battalion of firefighters stood prepared to defend Windsor from the inferno to the northeast.

Fire companies from throughout California have been positioned along Arata Lane at the north end of Windsor and both of the roads — Los Amigos Road and Old Redwood Highway — that parallel the virtually deserted Highway 101. They’re also parked on the north side of Highway 101. All stand ready if flames try to breach the highway and make a run on the city’s west side.

The highway is the principal barrier between the Kincade fire and the heart of Windsor.

The fire hadn’t reached the area yet, but first responders said it was close.

A red-orange sun penetrated a layer of smoke blown by what currently was a cool, brisk wind from the wildfire. The smoke was considerably worse as morning turned to afternoon.

‑Chris Smith

11:40 a.m.

PG&E is contemplating yet another planned power outage in the next few days, even as company officials wait for weather and wildfire conditions to subside — a prerequisite for the utility to restore electricity to the nearly 100,000 Sonoma County customers already without power.

Large parts of PG&E’s service territory, including areas in Sonoma County, face an elevated potential for another outage Tuesday and Wednesday, due to more dry, strong winds and low humidity, according to PG&E. It would be PG&E’s fourth planned anti-wildfire blackout this month.

Currently, for this outage, there were 97,400 Sonoma County customers without power, said PG&E spokeswoman Deanna Contreras. She could not immediately provide details about the scope of the upcoming potential outage and said the utility would try to restore power before conducting another blackout: “We will do everything we can to restore power before the next PSPS event if it is safe to do so.”

Power lines also may be turned off at Cal Fire’s request, she said, as firefighters continue to battle the 30,000-acre Kincade fire, which began Wednesday night. The fire was first reported about five minutes after PG&E became aware of a problem with transmission equipment near the blaze’s origin in The Geysers geothermal power plant region. State fire officials with investigate the cause.

-Will Schmitt

11:20 a.m.

Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick Sunday morning acknowledged hearing complaints about the large number of communities ordered to evacuate during the night and whether it was necessary to include them all.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for much of the west county including Bodega Bay and Occidental and southern Sebastopol — areas several miles from the Kincade fire burning northeast of Healdsburg and Windsor.

A large area of Santa Rosa also was included in the evacuations, including neighborhoods on both sides of Highway 101.

Essick, speaking at a press conference, called the extensive evacuation zone well warranted due to significantly dangerous winds and weather, especially to those in Windsor and Healdsburg.

The sheriff said there are 262 law enforcement officers and National Guard patrolling the empty neighborhoods, communities and cities. He assured evacuees that their property was safe and that he’d heard of no looting.

11 a.m.

The long awaited “wind incident” came to the flatlands of Alexander Valley sometime before 2 a.m Sunday, instantly feeding flames from the Kincade fire atop the Mayacamas Mountains.

Within minutes the dim glow of the fire turned a brilliant orange, and moments after that flames danced on the Mayacamas ridge tops south of Pine Flat Road.

Fire crews from Cal Fire, Sonoma County and numerous other counties across the state, already in position, did what they could to protect valuable property and structures at the base of the western flanks of the mountains.

But the strong winds carried flames southward, crossing vineyards and their access roads and even Highway 128. The wind driven fire claimed Soda Rock Winery along the highway, leaving ashen rubble, twisted metal and the winery’s stone facade.

The destruction occurred in darkness, with smoke so thick even the brilliant glow of the flames disappeared at times.

By morning, the damage was unmistakable. The west side of the Mayacamas Mountains, from Pine Flat Road south beyond Chalk Hill Road was like a giant smoky carcass. Homes along the upper end of Chalk Hill Road were reduced to a familiar October rubble. Fire had even reached across the valley to ridges west of West Soda Rock Lane.

‑Martin Espinoza

10:45 a.m.

Several sanctuaries for Kincade fire evacuees opened by the Red Cross have already reached capacity, prompting shelter officials to look past Sonoma County into Marin and Napa counties.

Officials had a shelter set up at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa, but an evacuation order prompted it to close. Three shelters in Petaluma, one in the town of Sonoma and another in Marin County have reached capacity, said Cynthia Shaw, a Red Cross spokeswoman.

Open shelters include the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael, the Napa Valley College and the CrossWalk Community Church in Napa, Shaw said. The Red Cross was working to open new shelters as others filled up, she added, noting that future shelters will likely be east of Sonoma County.

10:25 p.m.

The CHP has again closed Highway 101 between Arata Lane and Dry Creek Road due to thick smoke and the need to move firefighting equipment through the area, according to the CHP.

The area was closed earlier Sunday due to smoke and opened for traffic about 7 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

By midnight, nearly 1,300 evacuees of the nearly 190,000 under evacuation orders had sought sanctuary in community and Red Cross shelters, according to a Red Cross representative. Dozens of them, some with pets, made their way to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa over the course of Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane, whose district includes the fairgrounds, sipped coffee as people filed in and cots were set up in Grace Pavilion, the fairgrounds’ largest hall.

“Two years ago was a horrific nightmare,” she said, “And this time it is an unbelievable bad dream. We’re here again.”

9:20 a.m.

SMART has canceled all train service for Sunday due to the shutdown of many local traffic signal systems related to PG&E’s planned outage, the rail agency announced. None of its five northbound or five southbound trains will be operating.

Santa Rosa CityBus also canceled service Sunday. More information is available at 707-543-3333.

‑Kevin Fixler

8:40 a.m.

Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County is closed to all flights except for emergency operations due to the evacuation in place for the area tied to the Kincade fire burning northeast of Geyserville.

The regional airport north of Santa Rosa made the decision Saturday night around 8 p.m. after the area was added to the mandatory evacuation list, according to Jon Stout, the airport manager. The airport also took the step during the October 2017 firestorm.

Just one flight, United Airline’s 9:30 p.m. route from San Francisco, was canceled Saturday. So far on Sunday, nine of the airport’s 15 daily departures and eight of its arrivals have been canceled.

Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline to reschedule their flight into Santa Rosa for another day or to be rerouted to the airports in San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose.

‑Kevin Fixler

8:10 a.m.

Three more evacuation centers have opened in Napa and Alameda counties to accept people fleeing the Kincade fire.

They are located at: Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, in Napa; CrossWalk Community Church, 2590 1st St., in Napa; and Alameda County Fairgrounds (which is accepting large animals), 4501 Pleasanton Ave., in Pleasanton.

8 a.m.

Cal Fire early Sunday estimated the Kincade fire had grown by about 5,000 acres overnight and now is at 30,000 acres, mostly burning in rugged, steep, brushy terrain.

The containment Sunday dropped slightly to 10%, down from an estimate of 11% on Saturday night, as fire officials evaluated the size and the amount of line firefighters had cut.

The number of homes and other structures burned remained at 79, with another 14 damaged.

Help continued to arrive Saturday and crews were sent straight to the fire lines, said Sonoma County Fire Chief Mark Heine. There now are 3,081 people working on the fire.

7:50 a.m.

Aggressive evacuations to protect residents from the worst-case scenario — a wind-driven wildfire racing through the heart of Sonoma County — resulted in the largest mass evacuation in county history.

The Sheriff’s Office said about 190,000 Sonoma County residents — nearly two in five people in the county — have now been ordered to leave their homes and businesses as a precaution against the unpredictable spread of the Kincade fire. Some 60,000 Santa Rosa city residents and 130,000 county residents were included in the flurry of mandatory evacuation alerts that dinged cellphones from Saturday afternoon until early Sunday morning.

“The evacuation of Windsor and Healdsburg was likely the single largest evacuation order the Sheriff’s Office has ever issued, at 50,000 people,” said Misti Wood, sheriff’s spokeswoman. “Now it’s very likely the largest evacuation order we’ve seen in Sonoma County history.”

Most people facing a mandatory order followed the rules and left ahead of time, said Spencer Crum, public information officer and retired Sonoma County sheriff’s office sergeant.

“We’re hearing 90 to 95 percent are OK and heeded the warning,” Crum said. The rest stayed behind after being warned they were taking their lives in their hands, and that they’d be on their own for awhile, he said.

It was far different two years ago, when thousands of people across the North Bay had to little warning or time to evacuate during the 2017 firestorm.

“This is way better,” said Crum, who two years ago was one of many deputies pounding on doors and helping people escape the flames. “We had a lot of advance notice on this. People had time to prepare, grab all their belongings, put stuff in their RVs and find some place to go.”

More than 140 law enforcement agencies from throughout California have sent officers and deputies to help Sonoma County patrol the evacuated areas and assist with further evacuations, Crum said.

7:05 a.m.

Fire continues to threaten Healdsburg and Windsor early Sunday but firefighters prevented the Kincade fire from spreading into the two towns overnight, said Sonoma County Fire Chief Mark Heine, who is helping to run the firefight.

“Windsor and Healdsburg are the immediate threat right now. They have moved a lot of firefighting resources to Healdsburg and Chalk Hill (Road),” Heine said.

During the bulk of the night the focus was on Healdsburg, as the fire threatened to move in on the city’s east side. Then, about 3 to 4 a.m., fire crossed Chalk Hill Road “and posed the biggest threat to Windsor” so far, he said.

As of about 6:15 a.m. flames hadn’t crossed Highway 101 in northern Healdsburg, which remained a major worry because it would allow the fire to spread into west county.

The winds gusted as expected once they arrived. Heine said it felt like someone turned on a switch about 1:30 a.m., when the air shifted from calm to gusting in the hills.

The winds had died somewhat by about 6 a.m. but weather forecasters predicted they could come and go throughout the day and continue to stir trouble.

“Another big punch is due this afternoon,” the chief said.

7 a.m.

Authorities have determined it is safe to reopen Highway 101 between Santa Rosa and Cloverdale. The highway was in the process of being reopened to through traffic shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

6:45 a.m.

A new evacuation shelter will open in Marin County at 8 a.m. Sunday for people fleeing the Kincade fire.

The shelter, which also accepts small pets, is located at the Marin County Fairgrounds, 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael. There is also room for additional evacuees with small pets at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa.

Large animals only are being accepted at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.

6:15 a.m.

Wind gusts as high as 93 mph were recorded in the Healdsburg hills early Sunday morning, the National Weather Service reported, an example of the intensity of the windstorm that prompted widespread evacuations from the Kincade fire.

Extreme fire conditions are expected throughout much of the day Sunday, with strong north to northeast winds and low humidity, according to Sonoma County officials. The conditions can result in erratic behavior for the Kincade fire and cause new fires to spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County from 8 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Monday due to dangerously strong winds.

6:05 a.m.

Traffic quickly backed up in Sebastopol after residents began evacuating following a 3:50 a.m. order to leave the area with the Kincade fire burning out of control.

Police cars roamed darkened neighborhoods as officers urged people to leave the city of about 8,000.

Many residents left earlier in the night after the mandatory evacuation was issued to the area just west of the city all the way to the Sonoma Coast.

Bumper to bumper traffic was at a bottleneck, however, along Highway 12 about a half-mile from the southbound 101 interchange.

5:55 a.m.
A grass fire and possibly a structure fire broke out just after 5 a.m. southwest of Sonoma but was quickly contained by firefighters.

Callers reported flames near Stage Gulch Road and Arnold Drive, stating they had seen sparks coming from power lines that may have started the fire, according to a CHP dispatch report.

Flames were seen crossing Stage Gulch Road, where callers reported a huge warehouse-type building could be burning, but that wasn’t confirmed.

Within 45 minutes firefighters had the fire nearly contained. Further details weren’t available.

5:10 a.m.

A 30-mile span of Highway 101 is now closed to prevent people from entering the potential path of the Kincade fire.

Northbound 101 is closed at Hopper Avenue in north Santa Rosa. Southbound 101 is closed at Cloverdale Boulevard South in Cloverdale. “The highway will be closed indefinitely,” the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.

4:50 a.m.

Finley Community Center in northwest Santa Rosa has now been evacuated and is closed. It is no longer open as a shelter for evacuees.

Shelters at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, Petaluma Fairgrounds and Petaluma Veterans Building are filled to capacity.

The Petaluma Community Center, at 320 N. McDowell Blvd., and Sonoma County Fairgrounds, at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa, are still accepting evacuees. The fairgrounds site is also accepting large animals.

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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