Sawmill Fire | California | Update 2

Sonoma, California

UPDATED 1930 hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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

Location:  13000 block off of 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:  1500 acres. 10% 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

RESOURCES  

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

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

Closures:  Geysers Road at Pine Mountain Road.

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog