County Administrator's Office
For Immediate Release

Additional Evacuation Orders Lifted in Kincade Fire Burn Areas

Residents asked to follow re-entry procedures

Santa Rosa, CA  –  November 2, 2019 at 6:15 PM  –  A controlled re-entry process is underway for residents and businesses in areas burned by the Kincade Fire. Re-entry began on November 1 and will continue through the weekend. Residents will receive Nixle alerts from the Sheriff when areas are open for re-entry, and can also check SoCoEmergency.org.

Burned areas that have been under mandatory evacuation orders will be reduced to evacuation warnings and opened to controlled access when they are free from active fire, safe for travel and the roads are passable. To reduce traffic and to protect public safety and property, only residents and businesses will be allowed to enter the areas.

To re-enter, people must first go to a check-in site (previously known as a Commodity Point of Distribution or CPOD) where they will be asked to verify their address. Identification is used only to ensure that people live in the area, and will not be used for any other purposes. Residents and businesses will receive a pass from the Sheriff’s department that will allow them through points of entry on roads leading into the burned areas.

Check in sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and (as of 3 p.m, November 2) are located at: 

The County of Sonoma, which is staffing the check-in sites, is providing goggles, gloves, masks, Tyvek suits, and booties to residents. When properly worn, this gear can help reduce exposure but won’t totally protect people from hazards.

Bilingual and mental health services are available at the check-in sites. People will also receive  a copy of a Public Health Order issued on November 1 that prohibits contact with damaged and/or destroyed structures until they have been assessed for hazardous chemicals, and that requires people within the burn footprint of structures to wear Personal Protective Equipment, such as protective eyewear, gloves and long sleeves and pants, and closed-toe footwear, such as boots. While roads are passable, people entering the burned areas should use caution and be aware of surroundings.

Areas that were previously under evacuation orders and are now under Evacuation Warning and are open for re-entry as of 3 p.m., November 2:

Zone 1D: The Pine Flat Road Area. Areas East of and including Pine Flat Road. North to the County Line. East of Zone 1B. West of Zone 1C.

Zone 3D: Areas West of but not including Chalk Hill Road. South of West Soda Rock Lane. North of the Windsor Town limits. West of Zone 3C.

Nixle alerts will be issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff when more evacuation orders are lifted, and will be posted at SoCoEmergency.org. Check-in site locations will also be listed at SoCoEmergency.org.

Areas that remain under evacuation orders and are NOT open to controlled access are:

Zone 1C: The Briggs Ranch Road Area. North of Hwy 128. South of the Sonoma County/Lake County Line. West of Ida-Clayton Road. East of Zone 1D. 

Zone 3C: The Chalk Hill Road Area. North of Faught Road. South of Hwy 128. East of Zone 3D. West of Zone 5B.

Zone 5B: The Franz Valley Road Area. North of but not including Porter Creek Road, Mark West Springs Road, and Shiloh Meadow Road. West of Zone 2/Zone 21. 

Zone 2: Knights Valley

Evacuation warnings have been LIFTED for the following areas. 

Zone 5C: Areas to the South and East of Shiloh Meadow Road, including Mark West Spring Road, Porter Creek Road, and Loch Haven Drive. East of Calistoga Road. Shiloh Ridge Road, Leslie Road, and Franz Valley Road are excluded.

Zone 1B: Area North of but not including Pine Flat Road, Dillingham Road, Socrates Mine Road, to the northern boundary of Zone 1B and East of Hwy 128 to the Lake County Line.

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