Kincade Fire: Nov. 4: 7:57 p.m. EST | Warning Alert
Evacuation orders lifted as crews largely contain Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, Calif., US, as of late Nov. 4.
The locations affected by this alert are:
- Santa Rosa, California
- Napa, California
This alert began 05 Nov 2019 00:52 GMT and is scheduled to expire 06 Nov 2019 23:59 GMT.
- Incident: Wildfire
- Location: Sonoma County, Calif.
- Start Date: Late Oct. 23
- Impact: Lingering transport and business disruptions; possible power outages
As of late Nov. 4, emergency crews continue work to contain the Kincade wildfire in Sonoma County, California. The fire is 31,468 hectares (77,758 acres) and is around 80-percent contained. The blaze ignited Oct. 23 and has since destroyed 374 structures. Authorities have stated they expect full containment of the fire Nov. 7; however, some uncertainty remains. Hot, dry, and windy conditions may hamper firefighting efforts over the coming days, and additional wildfire growth is possible.
On Nov. 4, authorities lifted all evacuations orders in the areas surrounding the fire. Evacuation warnings are subject to change in the coming hours and days. Authorities established a local assistance center at the Healdsburg Community Center.
Transport and Utilities
The wildfire will likely continue to cause localized transport disruptions. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during reentry periods after authorities lifted the evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region. Power outages are likely to continue in many areas through early November.
Heed the recommendations of authorities. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals in impacted areas should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a "go-bag" that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.