Santa Rosa

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. Take precautions when returning home. 

Updates and information about re-entering neighborhoods damaged or evacuated during the North Bay Wildfires:

Additional Checkpoint Opened at Maria Carrillo for Mark West Spring Road Area 

Published on October 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM 

Beginning Monday, October 23, entry passes to Coffey Park and Fountaingrove will be issued at the City offices at 69 Stony Circle 

Residents who need entry passes, may go to the City Transportation and Public Works Department at 69 Stony Circle. Passes will be issued Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  

Follow the link below for the latest information about road closures and road condition in Sonoma County.




The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.) and get connected with financial support services such as insurance information and apply for FEMA aid. Disaster assistance is available to all members of our community. You will not be asked to show proof of legal citizenship to receive assistance.  


Updated Thursday October 19, 2017 7:08 pm  

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are removing a road closure.  Highway 12 is now open between Dunbar Road and Madrone Road, which means all of Highway 12 is open.  No evacuation orders have been lifted.  Glen Ellen is still closed and under mandatory evacuation.  The north and south side of Highway 12 (commonly called the east and west sides by locals) are still closed and under mandatory evacuation.

Advisory: City Prepares Residents for Return to Neighborhoods; Coffey Park & Fountaingrove

The City of Santa Rosa begins controlled re-entry for Fountaingrove residents to return and visit their property on Saturday, October 21 at 10am. Controlled re-entry into the Coffey Park neighborhood resumes on October 21.  

Based on public feedback, the controlled access re-entry period for both areas is extended at least through Sunday, October 29, 2017. More details will be provided in the coming days.  

Sonoma County Animal Services Update


Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) has been working around the clock since early Monday, October 9th, to rescue and shelter animals affected by the fires. Sonoma County Animal Services is a program of the Department of Health Services.  

SCAS will host a pet supply fair this Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our warehouse at 133 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa to provide free animal care supplies to our community.  

Below are the latest road closures in fire affected areas in Sonoma and Napa Counties. Information courtesy of CalTrans. 

Thank your for your patience! 


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). The LAC is a one-stop shop where residents who have been affected by the fires can find about critical services to help you recover from the fire disaster.

 Local Assistance Center (LAC)  

 9:00 AM-7:00 daily, last entry by 6:00 PM 
Open daily from October 14-October 22 
Please note: hours and days of operation may change based upon need for services  


UPDATED Wednesday 10/19/17 10:19 a.m.



Below are is the most recent update of road closures due to fire in Sonoma and Napa counties as of 4:00 pm. Subject to change. Information courtesy CalTrans. 

Sonoma County Fires Community Meetings: TOMORROW: Thursday, October 19 

Re-Entering Neighborhoods, Debris Removal and Clean Up, and Shelter and Temporary Housing Update  

Below is the latest road closure information for the affected fire areas in Sonoma and Napa counties. Information courtesy CalTrans

PG&E Restores Nearly All Electric Customers, Gains Access to Additional 6,000 Homes and Businesses as it Continues Restoration Efforts in Wildfire Zones  

Gas Restoration Expected by Wednesday Evening;  Customers Urged to Call PG&E for Gas Relights – Do Not Attempt Yourself  


As of 3:00p.m., the following mandatory evacuations have been lifted: 

The Rincon Valley, Sky Hawk and Los Alamos areas of Santa Rosa. This includes all evacuated areas north of Highway 12, east of Calistoga Road to Melita Road outside the fire perimeter. Calistoga Road at Harville Road remains closed. 


SAFETY MESSAGE: Returning home after a wildfire
Please note: This is not an evacuation lift - this is a *SAFETY MESSAGE*  

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions while returning home after the fire. To ensure your safety and the safety of first responders, please:  


Sonoma CountyRecovery Resources

The County of Sonoma Recovery Resources section will help you on your way to recover from the Fire disaster. 

Local Assistance Center

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.

California Statewide Fire Summary

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 


UPDATED Wednesday 10/18/17 10:07am

Below are the latest highway closures due to the fires in the North Bay, Sonoma and Napa Counties, from CalTrans as of 12:00 pm noon:

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.  

   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.