Evening Update on Sonoma County Fires
September 28, 8 p.m.
Once again, Petaluma is stepping up to support neighboring communities dealing with wildfires. City Police and Fire personnel have been deployed to assist with evacuations and firefighting. Other City staff have been working closely with the County and local partners, such as the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Petaluma People Services Center, to provide care and shelter here within the City limits.
Our Emergency Operations Center opened last night and has enabled us to provide coordinated assistance across multiple City departments. We will continue monitoring the fire situation overnight and respond accordingly.
All Sonoma County Courthouses are closed to the public on September 29, 2020, and September 30, 2020, and only open for essential proceedings involving in-custody
arraignments to be conducted in Department 9 of the Superior Court.
*Reminder* – Be smart and help first responders do their jobs! Stay out of fire zones and avoid unnecessary travel in the Sant Rosa. Area.
Santa Rosa Junior College
SRJC closed through Tuesday, Sept. 29 due to Shady fire. All classes, including online, are canceled.
Sonoma State University
Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
School closures in Sonoma County will be posted on the SCOE website.
Volunteer and Donation Needs
North Bay Animal Services is providing animal-related assistance at all shelters in Petaluma. They can provide animal supplies, food, and crates onsite as well as board animals at the animal shelter if necessary. Animal Services officers are responding to calls for service and welfare checks in the field.
For more info about donation needs and volunteer opportunities, please contact the shelter directly at 707-762-6227or online https://northbayanimalservices.org/ways-to-give/.
Several shelters have been established in Petaluma over the past 24 hours. As of 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, the following shelters were open and had capacity to accept evacuees.
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952
Space available indoors as well as for cars and RVs in the parking lot
Can accommodate pets and livestock up to 14 hands
Petaluma Veterans Building
1094 Petaluma Blvd South, Petaluma, CA
Temporary Evacuation Point
Medical assistance available
Petaluma Community Center
320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
Limited space available
Petaluma Valley Baptist Church
580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma, CA 94954
Calvary Chapel of Petaluma
1955 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
New Life Christian Fellowship
1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma, CA 94954
County Wildfire Updates
The County of Sonoma will have live media briefings twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., on its Facebook page. These briefings will include updates from emergency personnel and local representatives. The briefings can be viewed in Spanish on the YouTube page: https://t.co/b9R45Jsfhd
Staying Healthy – Heat and Air Quality
Hot weather is expected to continue throughout the week. Smoky air will also be an issue this week. It’s important to protect yourself and others, including your pets, from the impacts of the excessive heat and poor air quality.