CAL FIRE Statewide Fire Summary Tuesday, October 17, 2017



California Statewide Fire Summary Tuesday, October 17, 2017
In the past week, over 245,000 acres have burned across California. More than 11,000 firefighters continue making progress on 12 large wildfires burning in the State. The death toll remains at 41, and more than 5,700 structures destroyed.

As containment figures continue to increase, many of the evacuations across the fires in Northern California have been lifted. Over 34,000 people remain evacuated,...

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Below is a list of road closures in Sonoma and Napa Counties due to fires. Information from CalTrans.  

Mendocino Temple Holds Secret of Immigrants Past

10 hours ago
Kwan Tai Temple altar
Sarah Reith

In the latter half of the 19th century, the village of Mendocino was home to one of the few large Chinese communities on the Pacific north coast. Mendocino’s Chinatown burned in 1910. Since then, its history has been pieced together through interviews and scraps of documents. Historian Jeff Kan Lee and reporter Sarah Reith took a tour of the Chinese Taoist temple in Mendocino one recent Saturday afternoon.

 This story originally appeared on KZYX, Mendocino.

Summary of October 17, 2017, 1 PM Press Conference 

This afternoon, CAL FIRE, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol provided updates related to the fires in Sonoma County. 

Fire Updates

●       Confidence is increasing daily in the progress being made on fighting all the fires.

  UPDATED 4:37 PM 10/17/17

The following districts have updated their plans. The changes are reflected in the list below.  
 

Volunteers at Local Assistance Center
Milagros Gomez

A Local Assistance Center (LAC), which officials are calling a “one stop shop” to provide resources to those affected by the ongoing fires, opened October 14 in downtown Santa Rosa in the first floor of the Press Democrat building at 427 Mendocino Ave. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with weekend hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Among the agencies represented there are the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as the state of California, Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa.

   Local Assistance Center 
 

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS) starting Saturday, October 14th and open daily for at least 2 weeks. 
 
 

 

Sonoma County Fire - Community Information

Published:  October 17, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Current Evacuations

Evacuation lifted in Oakmont and Mendocino Ave. Medical Complex.  

As of 1:00 p.m. today, the evacuation has been lifted for: the Oakmont neighborhood to include all streets south of Highway 12, east of Calistoga Road to Pythian Road. All northbound roads off Highway 12, including Highway 12 eastbound at Pythian Road, will still be closed under mandatory evacuations orders.

California Statewide Fire Summary

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  
 

In the past week, over 245,000 acres have burned across California.  More than 11,000 firefighters continue making progress on 12 large wildfires burning in the State.  The death toll remains at 41, and more than 5,700 structures destroyed. 

Santa Rosa Fire Emergency Information - UPDATED Tuesday 10/17/17 8:07am 

 

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