Sawmill Fire | California | Update 1

Sonoma, California



Start Date/Time:   The fire started 9/25/2016 @ 1050 hours

Location:   Off Big Geysers Road and Geysers Resort Road, 10 miles E of Cloverdale  in Sonoma County, California.

Fuels:   Heavy fire fules with areas of grass and pockets of oak woodlandThey are dried out due to the last 5 years, due to drought conditions.

Size Up:  500 acres. 0% contained.

Cause:  Under investigation.

Current Conditions:  Firefighters are working an vegetation fire in the Geysers, East of Cloverdale. The fire is moving at a moderate rate of spread and is in steep, challenging terrain with difficult access

Weather: Temps are in the high 90’s with low RH. . Additional resources have been ordered and are enroute


Fire:  240 personnel.  23 engines. 7 crews. 8 airtankers. 2 helicopters. 6 bulldozers. 3 water tenders.

Cooperating Partners:  CAL PINE, Napa County Fire, Cloverdale FPD, Geyserville FPD, Healdsburg FD, Windsor FPD, Sonoma and Lake County Sheriff’s Office, CA Highway Patrol, CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Additional resources:  are on order.


Evacuations:  For the residents of Geysers.  Structures are currently threatened

Shelter:  Red Cross is opening a shelter for evacuees at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1402 University Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448.


Closures:  Geysers Road at Pine Mountain Road.


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