October 19, 2017: 7:20 p.m.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is lifting evacuation orders in the following areas. If you live in these areas, you can return home now. There will be more law enforcement personnel in your neighborhood to keep you safe. You do not need to check in with anyone and you do not need a law enforcement escort. You can access your property as you normally would.
Eastern Sonoma Valley: Portions of the eastern Sonoma Valley are now open, as defined by the newly opened roads below:
- Gehricke Road is open to the entrance to Ravenswood Winery
- 7th Street East is open to the entrance of “The Ranch” (Closed at the Gate)
- Castle Road is Open to the entrance to Bartholomew Park Winery (Closed at the Gate)
- North Castle is closed
- Old Winery Road is open to the entrance to Buena Vista Winery (Closed at the Gate)
To see if your address is evacuated, use the online, up-to-date evacuation map for Sonoma County available at https://tinyurl.com/centrallnuevacs.
For additional information, call the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center at: (707) 565-3856.
Conditions are subject to change at a moment’s notice. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. We encourage the public to remain prepared for wildfires by visiting www.readyforwildfire.org.
All other mandatory evacuation areas are still closed. We will send an alert for each area as it re-opens.
M. Harris / B. Sackett
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403