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24 Oct 2019 | 01:03 PM UTC

US: Kincade wildfire prompts evacuations in Sonoma County (California state) October 24

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Mandatory evacuation orders issued following wildfires in Sonoma County (California state) October 26; containment efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/25/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Sonoma county, Geyserville, Healdsburg

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Event

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued on Wednesday, October 23, at around 22:30 (local time) for residents in California after the Kincade wildfire broke out at around 21:30. Evacuation orders were issued for residents near Red Winery Road, Alexander Mountain Road, those near Highway 128 from Geysers Road to River Road, and residents in River Rock Casino in Geyserville (California state). Further evacuation warnings have been issued for northern Healdsburg and Geyserville. As of Thursday, October 24, the fire has not been contained and reportedly burned over 10,000 acres of land across the Sonoma County.

Further spread of the fires is expected in the coming hours and days. A heightened security presence, road closures, and power outages are to be expected in the vicinity of the wildfires and evacuation zones.

Context

Power cuts have been implemented in 15 counties on October 23 due to the risk of wildfire.

Advice

Individuals in Sonoma county are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. evacuation notices, road closures), and exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire. Children and those with respiratory illness are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

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