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
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.
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
socoemergency.org to track air quality
Hope Sonoma County (mental health)
— Justin Sullivan (@sullyfoto) October 24, 2019
I have been touring with #OnFire for 5 weeks now. But tonight in Berkeley, with strange warm winds blowing and communities not far from here under wildfire evacuation, the title feels too damn literal. “Age of Flames Is Consuming California” https://t.co/0Y0QLEJTDQ
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) October 25, 2019
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) October 25, 2019
Here’s a link to an interactive map of the #KincadeFire.
The red areas with white spots indicate increased levels of fire radiative power detected by a NASA satellite.
— KQED Science (@KQEDscience) October 25, 2019
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AFP Twitter cover photo.
A photographer stands in a shower of embers as wind and flames from the Kincade fire rip through Geyserville, California
? Josh Edelson pic.twitter.com/k1r1eIH5cx
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 25, 2019
— craig philpott (@CphilpottCraig) October 25, 2019
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