In lieu of press conferences, CAL FIRE will continue to provide incident reports on the Kincade Fire two times daily at 7am and 7pm until the fire is fully contained. These reports include statistics on acreage burned, percentage contained, structures destroyed, and more. Given CAL FIRE's progress in containing the fire and favorable weather conditions, it is not anticipated that CAL FIRE will have significant changes to report other than what is provided in the incident reports.
This is not a County decision.
The County will maintain our practice of sending frequent information and updates in English and in Spanish on re-entry, health and safety tips, and rebuilding. Emergency responders' efforts are now focused on containing the remainder of the fire and assisting the residents of Sonoma County with restoring their lives.
CAL FIRE prioritizes holding daily press conferences to provide updates when fires pose a significant threat to people and property. The Kincade Fire no longer poses critical threats. Most mandatory evacuations have been lifted and repopulation has begun. County services are being restored and local universities will resume classes on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.
The County will also open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) where residents impacted by the fire can access recovery services and resources on Monday, November 4, at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. The LAC will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Wednesday, November 6. The LAC may remain open after this date if needed.
Spanish interpretation will be available. Sonoma County is fully committed to providing our community with information on the fire and recovery.