For Immediate Release

New Evacuation Centers Opened

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 9, 2017 at 6:39 AM  –  Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue fighting numerous fires throughout the county, and mandatory evacuations are ongoing. The Valley of the Moon Children’s Home and Los Guilicos Juvenile Detention Center, both in Sonoma Valley, have been evacuated, as have Sutter Hospital and Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa.

Evacuation Centers are not checking immigration status – they are open to welcome and keep all members of our community safe.

Evacuations have been ordered in a number of areas. It is critical that residents comply with law enforcement when they are told to evacuate. Information on evacuations will be shared on the Sonoma County Facebook page and the Sheriff’s Office Nixle as it becomes available.

Evacuation centers are opened throughout the county, at the locations below. Because of heavy demand, some centers are now full or filling rapidly. Updates on evacuation centers will be posted on the Sonoma County Facebook page.

Evacuation Centers

Guerneville Veterans Memorial Building16255 First & Church Street, GuernevilleOpen
Analy High School Gymnasium6950 Analy Avenue, SebastopolOpen
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church500 Robinson Rd., SebastopolOpen
Hessel Church5060 Hessel Ave, SebastopolOpen
Healdsburg Community Center1157 Healdsburg Ave, HealdsburgOpen
Windsor High School8695 Windsor Rd., WindsorOpen
Sonoma County Fairgrounds Pavillion1350 Bennet Valley RoadOpen
Elsie Allen High School599 Bellevue Ave, Santa RosaOpen
Santa Rosa Veterans Building(Main Shelter)1351 Maple Ave, Santa RosaOpen
Finley Community Center2060 West College, Santa RosaOpen
Cook Middle School2480 Sebastopol Rd, Santa RosaOpen
First United Methodist Church1551 Montgomery Dr, Santa RosaOpen
Calvary Church1955 South McDowell Blvd, PetalumaOpen
Sonoma Valley High School20000 BroadwayOpen
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building1094 Petaluma Blvd SouthOpen
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds175 Fairgrounds DriveOpen
New Life Christian Church 1310 Clegg St, PetalumaOpen
Petaluma Community Center320 North McDowell, PetalumaOpen
Church of Christ370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, PetalumaOpen
Cavanaugh Youth Center426 8th St., PetalumaOpen
Sonoma Valley High School20000 Broadway, SonomaOpen
Solano Community College4000 Suisun Valley Rd, FairfieldOpen

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road, is available to accept large animals. Access the Fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Ave.

911 systems are inundated by calls reporting smoke. It is important that people only use 911 if they see actual unattended flames, or are having another emergency.

Exposure to smoke can trigger life threatening respiratory events in people that are sensitive or who have underlying heart or lung conditions. If you see or smell smoke, keep in mind the following:
• Consider staying inside to avoid breathing smoke particles.
• Run your air conditioner, making sure to keep the fresh air intake closed and the filters clean.
• Do not run swamp coolers. They will pull smoky air in from outside.
• Masks do not protect your lungs from smoke particles.

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The County of Sonoma is comprised of 27 departments and agencies that provide a full range of services to the community. It encompasses over 1,600 square miles and is home to almost 500,000 residents. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles.

Located less than one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County combines in one location the beautiful Pacific coastline, award-winning wineries, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities


Contact Information

Sonoma Fires: Central LNU Complex

Joint Information Center