Kincade Fire Update in Sonoma County, California from Law Enforcement and Fire Authorities

Authorities from Cal Fire, Sonoma County and the CHP offer updates on the Kincade Fire, which has burned more 16,000 acres and led to 2,000 people being evacuated from their homes in Northern California.

At an outdoor press conference Wednesday night October 24, 2019, authority leaders provided statistics and advice about the Kincade Fire incident in Sonoma County, California.

Cal Fire Deputy Fire Chief Mike Parkes

Firefighters dispatched to a vegetation fire arrived to find a fire that was already a couple of hundred acres and rapidly expanding

60+ MPH winds brought the fire down toward Geyserville community

Firefighters engaged the fire all night

16,000 acres affected by flames

5% containment

49 structures destroyed

1300+ firefighters deployed

8 air tankers assigned

Additional resources include a night-flying aircraft, extra crews, extra fire engines

Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick

50+ deputies in neighborhoods with 26 deputies protecting neighborhood overnight.

A posting on social media INCORRECTLY stated that the evacuation order was lifted.

No looting reported.

No missing persons.

No fatalities.

CHP Aristotle Wolf

CHP is staffing road closures assisting sheriff’s office.

Denying access to Geyserville.

CHP is operating fixed posts.

Full staffing exists for regular operations.

No threat to US 101.

Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt

No injuries reported

Warned to wear a mask to protect from poor air quality to track air quality

Hope Sonoma County (mental health)

See also …
Mercury News | Kincade Fire: 2,000 people evacuated, 16,000 acres burned



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