Sawmill Fire | California | Update 2

Sonoma, California

UPDATED @ 1800 hours PDT


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 fuels 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. 20% contained.

Cause:  Under investigation.

Current Conditions:   Overnight forward progress slowed by firefighters whom are also working inside the perimeter.

Weather: Temps are in the 100’s with low RH.


Fire:  463 personnel.  36 engines. 13 crews. 4 helicopters. 10 dozers. 2 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 Shelter has closed.


Closures:  Geysers Road at Pine Mountain Road.


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