Nuns, Sonoma County

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  • Incident Name: Nuns, Sonoma County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: LNU
  • Size (acres): 56,556
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 31, 2017
  • Personnel: 238 (complex total)
  • Structures Destroyed: 582 residential, 17 commercial, 563 outbuildings

Nuns, Hwy 12, north of Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.   Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.

October 30, 2017 at 6:49 AM

Fire conditions continue to improve as crews mop up and patrol the affected areas.

October 24, 2017 at 8:04 AM

Hot, dry and windy conditions are expected across much of the region through Tuesday. Fire and utility personnel continue mop up and suppression repair activities. They will remain in the area for some time. Please use caution when driving in the effected areas.

October 23, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Hot, dry and windy conditions are expected across much of the region today. Fire and utility personnel continue mop up and suppression repair activities. They will remain in the area for some time. Please use caution when driving in the effected areas.

Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for certain areas that have been impacted by fire. However, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma have begun to allow residents to return and visit specific damaged and destroyed areas, this is known as controlled limited reentry. Residents must provide a form of ID for reentry.

Areas will be opened to residents once officials deem the areas safe for reentry. For a realtime map of current evacuations and reentry areas visit https://tinyurl.com/centrallnuevacs

For specific limited reentry information for areas within the City of Santa Rosa:

• Call the Santa Rosa Fire Information Line at: (707) 543-4511
• Visit the City’s website at: www.srcity.org
• Watch a short video on the reentry process at: https://youtu.be/eR8hLppM4VM

For specific limited reentry information for areas within the County of Sonoma:
• Call the Sonoma County Emergency Information Line at: (707) 565-3856

All State Parks in the fire area remain closed. For current State Park information please visit
www.parks.ca.gov

October 21, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Recent rain kept moisture over the fire area helping firefighters hold containment lines and perform mop up and suppression repair activities throughout the night. The Damage Inspection teams are continuing their assessments and the structure totals will be reflected as the teams confirm their findings.

October 20, 2017 at 7:33 AM

The overnight cloud cover and cooler temperatures over the fire perimeter helped firefighters continue to hold and improve containment lines. There was minimal fire activity throughout the night allowing firefighters to perform mop up and suppression repair activities.

Mandatory Evacuations:
– Western Mine Rd. and Ida Clayton Rd.
– All of Geysers Rd. from Hwy. 128 to River Rd.
– Hwy. 12 (Napa St.) east to Lovall Valley Rd.
– Community of Glen Ellen (includes everything north of Madrone Rd. to Hwy. 12 & Dunbar Rd. & everything south/west of Hwy. 12 to Jack London State Park & Henno Rd). All streets on the north side of Hwy. 12
– Bennett Valley (includes everything east of the Santa Rosa city limits to Warner Springs Rd. and everything north of Sonoma Mtn. Rd. to Annadel State Park)

All areas in the cities and county of Sonoma that are still in the burn area

Evacuation Advisories:
Tubbs Rd. to Lake/ Napa County Line

Limited Reentry: The City of Santa Rosa will begin allowing residents to visit their property in several damaged and destroyed neighborhoods today and tomorrow. For more information on the specific locations and how to obtain entry please visit https://srcity.org/2620/Emergency-Information or call (707) 543-4511.

October 18, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Nuns Fire (Sonoma): Fire operations continued overnight in favor of wind conditions.

Nuns Fire (Napa ): Minimal fire activity, some smoldering. All activity confined to interior pockets.

October 17, 2017 at 7:31 PM

The fire is burning to the north-northwest merging with the Oakmont fire

Moderate fire behavior with torching and uphill runs

Crews continue to work on holding the fire in Mt Hood Regional Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Threat continues to communities in the Sonoma Valley

Destroyed: 337 residential, 13 commercial, 289 outbuildings

Damaged: 43 residential, 4 commercial, 44 outbuildings

16,701 civilians remain evacuated

October 16, 2017 at 8:34 PM

The fire is burning to the north-northwest merging with the Oakmont fire

Crews are working to hold the fire in Mt Hood Regional Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Threat continues to communities in the Sonoma Valley

Destroyed: 149 residential, 3 commercial, 142 outbuildings

Damaged: 20 residential, 10 commercial, 30 outbuildings

15,866 civilians remain evacuated

October 15, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Fire continued burning in the south and western portions.

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS), located at the Press Democrat building, 427 Mendocino Ave. between Ross and 5th Streets, Santa Rosa.

October 14, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Fire activity increased overnight when winds pushed the south and west into the Sonoma Valley.

October 14, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Overnight wind conditions pushed the fire in two directions towards the Oakmont community in Santa Rosa and areas northeast in the city of Sonoma. Moderate fire behavior increased overnight dues to the winds on the South and Western Portions of the fire.

October 11, 2017 at 9:57 AM

The Southern LNU Complex is being managed in Unified Command by CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 and the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. The complex is made of the Atlas, Nuns and Partrick Fires. All three fires experienced fire growth as a result of anticipated wind conditions. Forecasts include a change in wind speed and direction in the days to come. A Red Flag Warning continues to exist over the fire area. Firefighters continue to take suppressive action and additional resources from across the state are enroute to provide assistance.

Structures Threatened: 5,000
Evacuations:

Mandatory Evacuations for the following Counties:

Napa County
Monticello Park, Silverado Country Club, Hardman/McKinley/Estee, Circle Oaks, Buhman Rd., Wild Horse Valley Road, Silverado Trail from Trancas to SR 128, SR 128 to Moskowite, Monteceto/Monte Vista, Berryessa Highlands

Sonoma County
All of Glen Ellen, West of Jack London State Park, East of Bennet Valley Golf Course, Sonoma Mountain Road, Bennet Ridge Road, Sonoma Mountain Road, Enterprise Road, Wall Road, Cavedale Road Arnold Drive, Partrick Rd to Browns Valley Rd

Advisory Evacuations Lovall Valley

Road Closures per county:

Napa County
SR 121 at Atlas Peak
SR 121 at Wooden Valley Cross
SR 121 at SR 128
SR 128 at Berryessa Knoxville
SR 128 at Silverado Trail
Silverado Trail at Oak Knoll
Silverado Trail at Oakville Cross Roads
Silverado Trail at Soda Canyon Road.
Siverado Trail at Hardman Ave.
Silverado Trail at Skellenger
Silverado Trail at Trancas
Silverado Trail at Sage Canyon
Yountville at Finnel Rd.
Silverado Trail at Rutherford
Berryessa Knoxville at HWY 128
Moskowite corners (Hwy 121 at Hwy 128)
Wooden Valley at Monticello
Hagen at First
Coombsville at 2nd
Coombsville at 3rd
Coombsville at 4th
Wild Horse Valley at Green Valley Road
Chiles Valley Rd. at Hwy 128
Lower Chiles Valley Rd. at Hwy 128

Sonoma County
Wall Road
West bound Redwood Rd. at
Browns Valley Rd.
Oakville Rd at Dry Creek Rd.
HWY 12 at Arnold Drive
HWY 12 at Madrone
Arnold Drive at Madrone
HWY 12 at Trinity Rd.
Bennet Valley Rd. at Sonoma Mountain
Melita Rd. at HWY 12
Crane Canyon Rd. at Petaluma
North of Bennet Ridge Rd
West of Savannah Trail
East of Bardy Rd.
South of Sonoma Mountain
Partrick Rd to Browns Valley Rd

Evacuation Shelters:
Calistoga Fairgrounds:
1435 N Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515

Napa Valley College Gym,
1088 College Ave, St Helena, CA 94574

Crosswalk Community Church (FULL),
2590 1st Street Napa, CA 94558

Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd. Fairfield, CA

Animal Shelters:
Napa County Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
942 Hartle Ct., Napa, CA 94559

Solano College (Large Animals)
4000 Suisun Valley Rd., Fairfield, CA 94534

October 10, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Sonoma County Sheriff: Over 200 reports of missing people. 45 of those have been found. We have nine confirmed fatalities. Our condolences.

October 10, 2017 at 8:57 AM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 has assumed Command of the Nuns and Partrick Fires, along with the Atlas Fire. These incidents have been combined as the Southern LNU Complex. These fires continue to burn in steep rugged terrain and heavy fuels. Currently winds are out of the Southwest. Weather forecasts predict winds to shift and come from the North in the coming days. Firefighters are strengthening control lines in preparation for this shift.

Structures Threatened: 5,000

Evacuations:

Mandatory:
Monticello Park, Silverado Country Club, Hardman/McKinley/Estee, Circle Oaks, Buhman, Wild Horse Valley Road, Silverado Trail from Trancas to SR 128, SR 128 to Moskowite, Monteceto/Monte Vista

Advisory:
Lovall Valley

Evacuation Shelters:
Calistoga Fairgrounds
1435 N Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515

Crosswalk Community Church (FULL)
2590 1st Street Napa, CA 94558

Napa Valley College Gym
1088 College Ave, St Helena, CA 94574

Animal Shelters:
Napa County Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
942 Hartle Ct.
Napa, CA 94559

Solano Community College (Large Animals)
4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
Fairfield, CA 94534

Road Closures: SR 121 at Atlas Peak, SR 121 at Wooden Peak, SR 121 at SR 128, SR 128 at Berryessa Knoxville, SR 128 at Silverado Trail, Silverado Trail at Oak Knoll, Silverado Trail at Oakville, Silverado Trail at Skellenger, Silverado Trail at Trancas, Silverado Trail at Sage Canyon, Yountville at Finnel, Silverado Trail at Rutherford, Knoxville at Turtle Rock, Moskowite corners, Wooden Valley at Monticello, Hagen at First, Coombsville at 2nd, Coombsville at 3rd, Coombsville at 4th, Wild Horse Valley at Green Valley Road.