The Kincade Fire has already grown to 10,000 acres in Sonoma County in California in just a few hours and one community has been evacuated. The latest size update was released this morning and the fire is likely larger by now. Here is the latest news on the fire and how to stay updated as developments happen. Fire evacuation details can change quickly, so stay tuned to local sources too, including the ones listed in the section at the end.
The Kincade Fire started on October 24 around 4:26 a.m. near John Kincade Road and Burned Mountain Road, just northeast of Geyersville, according to CA.gov. It’s already 10,000 acres in size as of 7:45 a.m. on October 24. Red Flag conditions with high winds and dry ground are helping the fire grow so quickly. The fire has no containment as of 1 p.m. Pacific.
Kincade Fire Maps in Sonoma County
A satellite hotspot map is below provided by MappingSupport.com. This is not a real-time map, but shows where the fire burned about three hours ago and can give you an idea of the fire’s location.
Another helpful interactive map is provided here from Ca.gov. It includes details on the Kincade Fire and others in the region.
A third interactive fire map is below, provided by UCANR.edu. Note that this map is only updated up to twice daily, so it’s not a real-time map. You may need to click “OK” on the map below to indicate that you’re not using it for emergency planning.
Kincade Fire Evacuation Updates & Road Closures
The map above is an evacuation and road closure map provided by Sonoma County. See the full map here. This is the official map to follow for updates on the fire.
The entire community of Geyserville is now under a mandatory evacuation order, after the fire crossed Highway 128 near Moody Lane. Anyone in that community should be leaving.
Evacuation orders include:
- Cloverdale Geysers Rd, Geysers Rd, Red Winery Rd, Alexander Mountain Rd, Pine Flat Rd, All roads east of Hwy 128 to Geyserville
- The community of Geyserville (about 900 residents live in this town)
Evacuation Centers include (according to Soco Emergency):
- Healdsburg Community Center (1557 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg) (small animal friendly and parking is available for livestock trailers)
- The Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa) – open to large animals only
- Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404) (small animal friendly)
Many businesses in Geyserville have evacuated, including the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and the Virginia Dare Winery. Winery operations have closed to help with evacuation efforts. People are also safe at the Robert Young Estate Winery. Geyserville Inn has also evacuated, North Bay Business Journal shared.
Road closures include: Cloverdale Geysers Rd, Geyser Rd, Red Winery Rd, Alexander Mountain Rd, Pine Flat Rd, All roads east of Hwy 128 to Geyserville.
School closures are listed here.
Kincade Fire Photos & Videos
California officials said the Kincade Fire is moving south due to strong winds in the area. So far two structures have been damaged, the Los Angeles Times noted. A community was evacuated after the fire crossed Highway 128.
Another photo of the fire.
How To Stay Updated on the Kincade Fire
The County of Sonoma is also providing updates on Twitter.
The Soco Emergency Page is another good source to follow for updates.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
There are numerous fires in the California region today. You can follow updates on the fires for October 24 and evacuation details in Heavy’s story here.