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Thirty Seven, Marin County Fire Department. Eleven miles southeast of Petaluma. Tall grass and brush.
Active fire behavior with wind driven runs and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road
and area closures in effect.

October 10, 2017 at 9:39 AM

As it provided relief in its temporary wildfire evacuation shelter, the County of Marin received so many donations of supplies from agencies and private parties that it had to ask the generous donors to hold off and think about making donations in the weeks and months to come.

The County of Marin spent October 9 actively assisting nearby counties as it monitored news of the wildfires that were ravaging its neighbors to the north and east. No areas of Marin County were under evacuation orders.

At about midday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office opened the overnight shelter at the Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, and evacuees flowed in from Sonoma County and Napa County. About 675 people had been served there by dinnertime.

Hundreds offered to volunteer to assist displaced fire victims. At this time, no more volunteers are needed at Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, but those eager to help are encouraged to visit the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership’s website at[External] to register as a disaster service worker.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended that residents remain indoors as much as possible and outdoor activities are limited for as long as the fires burn. Wildfires smoke can be harmful, and children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with preexisting respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. For more information about protecting yourself from wildfire smoke, see the Center for Disease Control’s webpage[External] about wildfire smoke.