Wildfire update – September 28 2020, 8 p.m.

Posted on September 28, 2020

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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.

For up-to-date emergency information, visit the Sonoma County Emergency Website. For support and information you can visit https://211sonoma.org/ or dial 2-1-1 on your phone.


County Courthouse

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.

More info: http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/sites/all/assets/pdfs/general-info/Closures-9-28-20.pdf

Road Closures

*Reminder* – Be smart and help first responders do their jobs! Stay out of fire zones and avoid unnecessary travel in the Sant Rosa. Area.

Sonoma County: http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/sites/all/assets/pdfs/general-info/Closures-9-28-20.pdf

Napa County: https://napacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=75012d06d08342159b9e9094f1b275a6/

School Closures

Santa Rosa Junior College
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

Shelter Support & Donations
If you would like to help out or donate to a shelter in Petaluma, please contact Petaluma People Services Center. Fill out the form or call – (707) 765-8488

Animal Services
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/.

Shelter Update

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
Families only 
Space available

Calvary Chapel of Petaluma

1955 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
Space Available

New Life Christian Fellowship
1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma, CA 94954
Space Available

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.

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