County Administrator's Office
For Immediate Release

Additional Evacuation Orders Lifted in Kincade Fire November 4, 2019

Residents asked to follow re-entry procedures

Santa Rosa, CA  –  November 3, 2019 at 4:15 PM  –  A controlled re-entry process is underway for residents and businesses in areas burned by the Kincade Fire. Residents will receive Nixle alerts from the Sheriff when areas are open for re-entry, and can also

Burned areas that have been under mandatory evacuation orders will be reduced to evacuation warnings and opened to controlled access. 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.

Tomorrow,November 4, 2019, the check-in site will be located at the Local Assistance Center,  starting at 10 a.m.:   

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 are now under Evacuation Warnings, and are open for re-entry as of 3 p.m., November 3:

  • 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: North of Hwy 128. East of Ida-Clayton Road. West of the Sonoma County/Lake County/Napa County Line.

Points of Entry to these zones are as follows:

  • Hwy 128 at Terra Rosa Lane
  • Hwy 128 at Franz Valley Road
  • Leslie Road at Porter Creek Road
  • Pleasant Avenue at Chalk Hill Road
  • Franz Valley Road at Spencer Lane

Nixle alerts will be issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff when these evacuation warnings are lifted, and will be posted Check-in site locations will also be listed

Evacuation warnings have been LIFTED for the following areas. Entry to these areas is no longer controlled as of 3 p.m., November 3.

  • Zone 1D: Area North of but not including Pine Flat Road, Dillingham Road, Socrates Mine Road, to the northern boundary of 1B and East of Highway128 to the Lake County Line.
  • 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.