San francisco California. – A fire with the potential to grow to dimensions such as those of the devastating fires of 2017 and 2018 in northern California is spreading rapidly in Sonoma County
The reports of the agency Cal Fire and the emergency services of the region for the morning of Thursday indicate that the incident consumes more than 10,000 acres of vegetation and continues to grow fueled by strong gusts of wind that reach 80 miles per hour in the region.RELATED
Sonoma County issued mandatory evacuation orders Wednesday night for all people in the area from Geysers Road to Highway 128, as well as Pine Flat Road, Red Winery Road, Alexander Mountain Road and all roads to East of State Route 128 until you reach Geyserville. The area includes the River Rock casino.
Emergency services ask residents of the cities of Healdsburg and Geyserville to be ready to evacuate at any time if necessary.
Until before midnight, Cal Fire reported that the fire was completely out of control, while radio communications from fire brigades warned that the fire would reach the vineyard area on Highway 128 before they managed to quell it.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office enabled two evacuation centers for affected people in the following areas:
Windsor High School – 8695 Windsor Road.
Healdsburg Community Center – 1557 Healdsburg Ave.
The National Meteorological Service activated a red flag alert for northern Bay counties that entered into force at noon on Wednesday and will be in effect until 4:00 pm on Thursday, forcing the PG&E company to cut off the electric power for 179,000 customers in 17 counties in central and northern California.
The PG&E blackout maps show that in the areas where the fire called Kincade burns, widespread power outages were made. In Geyserville more than 1,100 customers lost electrical service from 2:00 pm on Wednesday, while in Healdsburg more than 1,800 homes and businesses remain without power.
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