Mandatory evacuations in Sonoma Valley, Santa Rosa

Byby Cornell Barnard via KGO logo
Saturday, October 14, 2017
EMBED <>More Videos

Officials are telling residents to leave Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa due to mandatory evacuation orders as raging wildfires burn in the North Bay.

SONOMA VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Mandatory evacuations are in place for locations in Sonoma Valley and the Santa Rosa area as of 4:30 a.m. today, the City of Santa Rosa announced.

In Santa Rosa, all areas and roads north and south off of Highway 12 between Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Road are under mandatory evacuation.

LIST: Current North Bay Fire evacuation orders, people and animal shelter locations

In Sonoma Valley, officials are telling residents to leave the following locations immediately:

  1. 7th St East from E Napa St to Denmark St.
  2. North side of Denmark St from 7th St E to Napa Rd.
  3. 8th St E north of Denmark St.
  4. E MacArthur St east of 7th St E
  5. Quail Run Way, Hamblin Rd

At least 400 homes in Sonoma Valley are affected by these new mandatory evacuations. The wind in the area was blowing very hard early Saturday morning, creating a firestorm. The fire came down near homes on Castle Road. Several properties on the road were engulfed in flames.

The wildfire is burning near the Sonoma Town Square, and firefighters are at the scene working to keep the fire from spreading any farther.

Firefighters were in driveways to keep other homes from being destroyed.

Click on the video player above to watch Cornell Barnard's full report. Click here to follow him on Twitter for the latest updates.

Click here for full coverage of the North Bay fires.

PHOTOS: Fires rage out of control in North Bay

1 of 16

Bay City News contributed to this story.