Evacuations, road and school closures because of multiple North Bay wildfires

As of Monday morning evacuations were ordered for these areas because of the multiple wildfires raging in Northern California:

Mendocino County: New Beginnings and Orr Creek schools closed.

Napa County: Voluntary evacuations for West of Tubbs Lane, Calistoga to shelter in place or go the Napa County Fairgrounds for emergency shelter. Montecito area evacuated. Crosswalk Church is full. New Evacuation Center at the Napa Valley College Gym.

Mandatory evacuation of Circle Oaks West to Atlas Peak. Evacuate to the east and shelter at Calistoga Fairgrounds.

Advisory evacuations from Soscol Creek to North Kelly.

Lake County: Sulpher Bank road and North West Clearlake area. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents in the area of Sulpher Bank Road, North Drive, Lakeshore Drive from San Joaquin west to Windflower Point

Sonoma County:  Emergency information is listed here. 

Shelters open include: 

Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa

Finley Community Center at 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY)

Santa Rosa Veterans Building at 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY)

Petaluma Community Center at 320 North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma (THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY)

Sebastopol Community Center at 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol

Cloverdale Citrus Fair at 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale

Sonoma Valley High School at 20000 Broadway, Sonoma

Analy High School Gym at 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol

Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Avenue, Santa Rosa

Healdsburg Community Center at 1157 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg

Church of Christ at 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma

New Life Church at 1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma

Cook Middle School at 2480 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa

Guerneville Veterans Hall at 16255 First Street, Guerneville

Monte Rio School at 20700 Foothill Drive, Monte Rio

Windsor High School at 8695 Windsor Road, Windsor

Casa Grande High School at 3333 Casa Grande Road, Petaluma

Cloverdale Citrus Fair at 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale – sheltering people and animals

Neighborhoods evacuated: 

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

All of Oakmont East of Melita Rd, please evacuate to the west

Roads were closed as well including Highway 37 from US Highway 101 to Interstate 80, as well as portions of Highway 12, 29 and 121.

School Closures: 

Many North Bay schools that closed today as a result of multiple wildfires burning in the region will remain closed Tuesday.

Schools in the Napa Valley Unified School District will remain closed Tuesday because of the fires that have been burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Santa Rosa Junior College are among the other sites that previously announced they will remain closed Tuesday.

Santa Rosa City Schools District officials said all schools in the city will be closed Tuesday and noted that Elsie Allen High School at 599 Bellevue Ave. and Lawrence Cook Middle School at 2480 Sebastopol Road are available as shelters for evacuees.

Sonoma State University officials said classes and University businesses have been suspended Monday, October 9 and tomorrow Tuesday, October 10 due to the fires. Employees will be notified by their supervisor if they should come in.

All Sonoma County public schools are now closed for Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

In Mendocino, Round Valley School District is closed Tuesday as well as New Beginnings and Orr Creek are closed. 

Petaluma City Schools are closed Tuesday. 

Students who evacuated earlier to the Petaluma KOA campground have returned to campus. The Student Center is open all night to all SSU students as a voluntary evacuation center. Dinner is available in the Kitchens tonight until 7 p.m. They will open for breakfast Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner will be available again from 5 to 7 p.m. 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said he is directing California' Department of Education to work with school districts in the area so they can qualify for relief from the loss of state Average Daily Attendance student funding.

"Safety for students and school staff is a top priority," Torlakson said in a statement. "My staff will help affected school administrators through the process of applying for waivers due to school closures. Schools should not suffer financially or in any other way for putting safety first in any kind of emergency."

 

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