Sonoma County Point Fire grows to 900 acres, some buildings destroyed


The Point Fire burning Sunday in northern Sonoma County near Lake Sonoma is up to 900 acres and remains at 15% containment, according to Cal Fire.   

The blaze is burning northwest of Healdsburg in an area that is largely open ranch land and vineyards, but Cal Fire said structures have been destroyed by the blaze. Investigators are determining what kind of structures and how many, Cal Fire said.   

The fire has pushed down south toward Mountain View Ranch Road as well, according to firefighters.   

"Crews are hopeful the threat to structures along the Upper Dry Creek Valley will diminish at sundown, said Cal Fire on X. "Firefighters on the ground with help from fixed-wing assets have focused on reinforcing the right flank to the west."   

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from zone SON-2E2, in the Dry Creek Valley. Zone SON-2E3, also in the Dry Creek Valley in the area north of Mill Creek Road, south of Chemise Road, east of Wallace Creek Road and west of Dry Creek is under an evacuation warning, placing over 4,000 residents on high alert, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.   

An evacuation center has been set up at Laguna High School in Forestville.   

Smoke from the fire is affecting the North Bay, including Marin, Napa and Solano Counties. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for both Sunday and Monday in the region. 

The Point Fire has prompted the school district to call off summer school classes in Healdsburg on Monday, according to the County Office of Education.   

Healdsburg Unified School District has cancelled all summer school classes because of evacuations, power outages and smoke from the fire, the school district said. 


An evacuation order in Sonoma County has been extended to include all residents in zone SON-2E2, in the Dry Creek Valley, the Sheriff's Office said at 4:15 p.m. as the Point Fire spreads.   

Evacuation orders are in effect for north and east of Chemise Road, south of Stewart's Point-Skaggs Springs Road, and west of Dry Creek in that zone. 

An evacuation warning is in effect for zone SON-2E3, also in the Dry Creek Valley: north of Mill Creek Road, south of Chemise Road, east of Wallace Creek Road and west of Dry Creek in that zone.     

Firefighters are battling the Point Fire, a vegetation fire off Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road near Lake Sonoma in northern Sonoma County. 

An air quality advisory has gone out due to wildfire smoke from the Point Fire in northern Sonoma County on Sunday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said.   

Smoke from the 121-acre fire is expected to impact Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties, the Air District said. Smoky, hazy skies may be visible and the smell of smoke is possible.   

Air quality may be in the moderate to unhealthy range for people who are sensitive to particulates. Residents who are part of any sensitive group should remain indoors with their doors and windows closed, the Air District said. 

The fire had grown to 200 acres and 15% percent containment as of 3:30 p.m., Cal Fire said. Cal Fire air tankers are assisting in fighting the fire, which has been dubbed the Point Fire.

"You must evacuate immediately," the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said in an alert and on social media shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Persons in these areas should "calmly and quickly" evacuate. First responders are going door-to-door to assist, the Sheriff's Office said.