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Posted on: October 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Evacuation Advisory for Fitch Mountain and Other Parts of Healdsburg

The weather forecast calls for two wind events this afternoon and evening that may shift the direction of the fires. We are expecting afternoon winds from the N/NE to gust 10-20 miles per hour, and N/NE evening winds to gust 20-40 miles per hour. We don’t anticipate these winds to be as strong as the winds that spread the fires into Santa Rosa.

Currently, there are two fires that we are monitoring: the Pocket Fire in the hills above Geyserville and the Tubbs Fire to the southeast. Neither of these fires currently threaten Healdsburg. However, as a precautionary measure, we are alerting residents in these areas to prepare in the event of a change of fire activity that causes us to call for a mandatory evacuation.

Areas Under Advisory:

  • Fitch Mountain: east of the golf course and Revel Road.
  • Rivers Bend
  • Bailache Avenue: From Rio Lindo to Healdsburg Avenue and all spur roads.

We advise residents in these areas to pack a bag, locate their pets, and go to the Cal Fire Evacuation Guide for pre-evacuation preparation steps:

The evacuation shelter at 1557 Healdsburg Avenue remains open. However, if we institute a mandatory evacuation, we will advise residents to head to a shelter TBD.

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