Kincade Fire in Sonoma County Grows to 10,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered


Pushed by wind gusts that topped 70 mph, a monster brush fire spread rapidly overnight in a rural section of Sonoma County, threatening communities and forcing evacuations (Los Angeles Times).

A wildfire in Sonoma County consumed more than 10,000 acres north of Santa Rosa, California, with evacuations of 2,000 people ordered where there homes are threatened. Wineries and vineyards are also threatened.

The fire ignited in high winds about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday October 23, 2019 near Burned Mountain Road and Kincade Road near a location where PG&E cut power to thousands of Sonoma County residents. The cause of the fire was initially unknown.

At 7:45 AM PT Thursday October 24, 2019 the fire was 0% contained.

A wind-driven wildfire east of Geyserville is spreading rapidly, already consuming more than 10,000 acres, prompting evacuations of 2,000 people and threatening wineries that dot the area (Mercury News).



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