The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center as a one-stop resource for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Services include FEMA, DMV, Red Cross, child care, housing assistance, and others.
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.
● Confidence is increasing daily in the progress being made on fighting all the fires.
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.
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.
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.
SMART CONTINUES FREE SERVICE THROUGH WEDNESDAY Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:10am
SMART will resume its full service schedule Monday, reopening the Santa Rosa North and Sonoma County Airport stations that had been closed due to extreme fire conditions. Free service will continue through Wednesday to assist those who need transportation options. Service resumes Monday morning from Sonoma County Airport to downtown San Rafael, serving all stations in between.
California Statewide Fire Summary Monday, October 16, 2017
11,000 firefighters continued to make good progress on 14 large wildfires Burning across the State, despite the fact that several new fires ignited. On the current 14 large wildfires over 213,000 acres have burned, an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed and sadly 41 people have been killed. This morning, a private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire tragically died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grade in Napa County.
Yesterday, nearly 11,000 firefighters beat back the flames and made good progress towards the containment of now 15 large wildfires across California.217,566 acres have burned in the current 15 large fires, with an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed. Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people. As progress has been made on several fronts, many evacuations have been able to be lifted. As of Sunday morning, nearly 75,000 people remain evacuated.