Oct 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

As we wake this morning to the smoke and ash and take in the magnitude of damage this fire has brought upon our beautiful city, I hope we can each take moment to reach out to friends and neighbors—it is in these difficult times that we most need our community to hold us up.


Looking north from Bennett Valley in Santa Rosa
Credit Sean Knight - KRCB-FM

  This morning thousands of Santa Rosans are displaced in shelters or staying with friends and family.  Evacuation orders have been issued for residents of the following Santa Rosa neighborhoods due to approaching fires.  Residents need to heed evacuation orders. Evacuation means that you need to LEAVE IMMEDIATELY!

  • Cross Creek Road
  • Sky Farm Drive
  • Saint Andrews Drive
  • All residences north Fountaingrove Parkway
  • Montecito Heights
  • The Hopper Avenue Area West of Coffey Lane (Between Dennis Lane and Hopper Avenue to the north and south and Coffey Lane and Barnes Road to the east and west)
  • All residences east of Fulton Road, between Piner Road and Guerneville Road
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Sutter Hospital have been evacuated

Residents who are displaced are being sheltered at:

SCHOOL CLOSURES: All Santa Rosa City School will be closed today, Monday, October 9, 2017

We would like to alert all our news media partners to direct the public to our emergency website at srcity.org/emergency for up-to-the-minute information about evacuations, road closures and shelters.

If you can avoid getting on the roads, please stay in place as long as you are safe—many roads are congested with traffic. If you are fearful or need assistance, we are updating the City’s emergency information page regularly at srcity.org/emergency.  The air is very smoky and difficult to breath so please stay indoors as much as possible until the air clears.  Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you are reporting an active fire.

We have declared these fires as Local Emergency and activated our Emergency Operations Center at midnight last night, and since then City personnel have been working tirelessly to respond to the needs of our community.


Mayor Chris Coursey