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New Evacuation Orders in Sonoma County Stoke Fire Fears 

Heavy winds force residents to leave east Santa Rosa & Sonoma Valley

click to enlarge The top-right area marked in red is a new evacuation zone in Santa Rosa, as of Saturday, Oct. 14.
  • The top-right area marked in red is a new evacuation zone in Santa Rosa, as of Saturday, Oct. 14.

One day after mandatory evacuation orders were reduced in Santa Rosa, new winds have picked up the flames of the Nuns fire in Sonoma Valley and east Santa Rosa, prompting new evacuations for residents there. From the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office:

The following eastern Santa Rosa locations are now under Mandatory Evacuation: Hwy 12 between Adobe Canyon Rd in Kenwood and Calistoga Rd in Santa Rosa. This includes both sides of Hwy 12 and any/all side roads in between. Everybody needs to evacuate westbound on Hwy 12 to Santa Rosa immediately. Please evacuate area immediately. Check Sheriff's Office Facebook or Sonoma County EOC Hotline 707-565-3856. ***For anybody who needs alternate transportation, there are buses staged at Safeway at Hwy 12 / Calistoga Rd***

This announcement came at approximately 5am on Saturday, Oct. 14, hours after residents in parts of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley were told to leave due to increased fire activity. Again, the official word from the Sheriff's office:

The following Sonoma Valley locations are now under Mandatory Evacuation: 7th St East from E Napa St to Denmark St. North side of Denmark St from 7th St E to Napa Rd. 8th St E north of Denmark St. E MacArthur St east of 7th St E Quail Run Way, Hamblin Rd Please evacuate area immediately. Check Sheriff's Office Facebook or Sonoma County EOC Hotline 707-565-3856 for more information or to obtain shelter locations.

We will continue to update evacuation zones as they come in.

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