County Administrator's Office
For Immediate Release

Many evacuation orders downgraded allowing residents to return home

Santa Rosa, CA  –  August 25, 2020  –  The majority of residents previously under evacuation orders due to the Walbridge and Meyers fires will be allowed to return home at their own risk today under changes that have downgraded mandatory evacuation areas to evacuation warning zones.

For the Meyers Fire, all evacuation orders have been downgraded or lifted. For the Walbridge Fire, the majority of evacuation orders have been downgraded or lifted with the exception of the zones located in the active fire area (from North of Rio Nido and to West of Dry Creek). Zones that remain under mandatory evacuation are listed below. Determine your zone by entering your address on the evacuation map located at socoemergency.org.

Sonoma County officials are encouraging residents to exercise caution as they are allowed to return to their homes. The burned areas are under a Public Health Order advising residents to use extreme caution when around burned areas due to health hazards created by the fire. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. 

The county has set up three re-entry checkpoints that will be open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. where residents will receive safety information and supplies for returning safely to their homes. These will be drive-thru checkpoints and residents will be asked to remain in their cars and to wear facial coverings. The three checkpoints are at the following locations: 

  • Bodega: 17499 Bodega Hwy, adjacent to the cemetery and near the Hwy 1 and Bodega Hwy intersection. 
  • Healdsburg: Healdsburg Park and Ride at the corner of Healdsburg Avenue and Grant Avenue. Easy access to and from Hwy 101. 
  • Sebastopol: Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Drive, Sebastopol. First parking lot past the main entrance kiosk. 

Some road closures still remain in effect including River Road and Hwy 116 are closed from the Hacienda Bridge to Old Cazadero Road. Hwy 116 is also closed at Drake Road coming into Guerneville. People going to the Monte Rio, Camp Meeker, Jenner and the Cazadero areas are encouraged to use alternate routes to return home.

Residents should exercise an abundance of caution when returning to their homes and are encouraged to follow these safety recommendations. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothes for returning to areas that may have hazardous debris and ash. Check your refrigerator for food that may no longer be safe to eat and do not eat food that has been exposed to flames, soot, or smoke. Be sure to continue to wash your hands, sanitize surfaces regularly, and follow other COVID-19 recommendations.  Additional information about returning home safely can be found at socoemergency.org/recover.

The county is still under public health orders for COVID-19, so physical distancing, wearing a facial covering and not gathering with people outside of your household is still in effect. Continue to wear a cloth or surgical mask to protect yourself against COVID-19, but note they do not protect you from wildfire smoke. Instead, wear a N95 respirator mask to protect your lungs from wildfire smoke. If your N95 has a one way valve, prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a cloth face covering or surgical mask on top of your N95 mask. For more information about the health order, visit socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus.

Areas that remain under evacuation orders or warnings

Alerts will be sent for each area as it re-opens. Continue to follow the instructions of first responders in the area. 

Evacuation Zone - 1B3

  • East of McCray Ridge Road and Pool Ridge
  • North of Old Cazadero Road
  • West of King Ridge Road
  • South Skaggs Springs Road

Evacuation Zone - 1D4

  • East of Old Cazadero Road
  • North of Russian River
  • West of Armstrong Woods Road and Sweetwater Springs Road
  • South of McCray Ridge Road and Pool Ridge

Evacuation Zone - 1D5

  • East of Armstrong Woods Road
  • North of the Russian River
  • West of Westside Road
  • South of Sweetwater Springs Road

Evacuation Zone - 2A3

  • North of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road to the eastern edge of Lake Sonoma
  • Everything west of the eastern edge of Lake Sonoma to the western boundary that runs north along the ridge line from the intersection of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road at Old Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road to the interception of Rockpile Road at Cooley Ranch Road north to the Mendocino County Line. This is a very rural area with no clear defining boundaries.

Evacuation Zone - 2E1

  • South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
  • North of Palmer Creek Road and Stewart Point Skaggs Springs Road
  • West of McCray Road
  • East of Wallace Creek Road

Evacuation Zone - 2E2:

  • South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
  • North of Chemise Road
  • West of the center of Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • East of Wallace Creek Road

Evacuation Zone - 2E3

  • South of Chemise Road
  • North of Westside Road
  • East of Wallace Creek Road
  • West of the Center of Dry Creek (the actual creek)

Evacuation Zone - 2E4

  • South of Palmer Creek Road
  • North of McCray Ridge Road and Sweetwater Springs Road
  • East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)

Evacuation Zone - 2A2 (warning remains)

  • North of the Dry Creek and the northern fork of Lake Sonoma
  • West of Dutcher Creek, City of Coverdale city limits and Hwy 128
  • South of the Mendocino County line

Areas where evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted

Evacuation Zone - 1D1

  • East of the Sonoma Coast
  • North of the Russian River
  • West of Meyers Grade Road
  • South of Fort Ross Road

Evacuation Zone - 1D2

  • East of Meyers Grade Road
  • North of the Russian River
  • West of Cazadero Highway
  • South of Fort Ross Road

Evacuation Zone - 1D3

  • East of the Cazadero Highway
  • North of Russian River
  • West and South of Old Cazadero Road

Evacuation Zone - 1C1

  • East of the Sonoma Coast 
  • North of Fort Ross Road
  • West of the south fork of Gualala River
  • South Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road

Evacuation Zone - 1C2

  • East of the south fork of the Gualala River
  • North of Fort Ross Road
  • West and South of King Ridge Road

Evacuation Zone - 1E1

  • All areas south and west of Willow Creek Road
  • North of Coleman Valley Rd. and Wright Hill Road
  • East of the California Coastal National Monument (BLM property)

Evacuation Zone - 1E3

  • All areas south of the Russian River
  • West of Bohemian Hwy.
  • North and East of Coleman Valley Rd. and Willow Creek Rd.

Evacuation Zone - 1F1

  • All areas east of Bohemian Hwy.
  • North of Graton Rd. and Harrison Grade Rd.
  • West of Harrison Grade Rd., Green Valley Rd., and Hwy. 116
  • South of the Russian River

Evacuation Zone -1F2

  • All areas south of the Russian River
  • East and North of Hwy. 116 (Pocket Canyon)
  • West of Martinelli Rd.

Evacuation Zone - 2C4

  • South and West of Asti Road
  • East of Hwy 101 
  • North of Hwy 128

Evacuation Zone - 2F1

  • East of Dutcher Creek Road and the Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • North of Canyon Road
  • West of Highway 101

Evacuation Zone - 2F2

  • South of Canyon Road
  • East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • North of Lytton Springs Road
  • West of Geyserville Avenue

Evacuation Zone - 2F3

  • South of Lytton Springs Road
  • East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • North of Westside Road
  • West of the Healdsburg city limits

Evacuation Zone - 2G1

  • East of Hwy 101
  • South and West of Hwy 128
  • North of Alexander Valley Road

Evacuation Zone - 2K1

  • All areas North and East of Westside Rd
  • West of Hwy 101
  • West of the Russian River

Evacuation Zone - 2K2

  • All areas west of Hwy 101 
  • East of the Russian River to the Windsor Town limits 
  • North of where Windsor River Rd. dead ends extending west to the Russian River

Evacuation Zone - 4A1

  • All areas East of the Russian River
  • North of River Road
  • West of Trenton Healdsburg Road and Eastside Road
  • South of the area between the western dead end of Windsor River Road and the Russian River

Evacuation Zone - 4A2

  • East of Trenton Healdsburg Road
  • North of Mark West Station Road
  • West of the Windsor City Limits and Windsor Road
  • South of Windsor River Road

Evacuation Zone -  4A3

  • East of Trenton Healdsburg Road
  • North of River Road
  • West of Slusser Road
  • South of Mark West Station Road

Evacuation Zone -  4B1

  • All areas south of River Rd. from Martinelli Rd. to the intersection of River Rd at Trenton Rd.
  • West of Covey Rd.
  • North of Front St. / Hwy. 116
  • East of Martinelli Rd.

Evacuation Zone - 4C1

  • North of Guerneville Road
  • East of Covey Road and Hwy 116
  • West of Laguna Rd
  • South of River Road

Evacuation Zone - 4D1

  • South of Pocket Canyon/Highway 116
  • East and North of Green Valley Road
  • West of Atascadero Creek

Evacuation Zone -  4D2 

  • South and West of Hwy 116
  • East of Atascadero Creek 
  • North of Green Valley Road

Evacuation Zone - WI-A (Town of Windsor)

Evacuation Warning has been lifted for all zones in the City of Healdsburg

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Contact Information

Paul Gullixson
Communications Manager
County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
Address
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235