Update: Evacuees urged to head south, crews stand guard as fire perches on ridgeline

Update: Evacuees urged to head south, crews stand guard as fire perches on ridgeline

Update: Evacuees urged to head south, crews stand guard as fire perches on ridgeline The City of Santa Rosa has issued an evacuation warning for the zone Northeast 2, meaning residents should prepare to evacuate if conditions worsen. The area includes all areas east of Brush Creek Road, north of Montecito Boulevard, west of Calistoga Road and south of the city boundary. If you are uncertain which evacuation zone you fall under, you can view the city’s map here. For a current map of evacuation zones, click here. Fire crews have fanned out along the evacuated Sunhawk Drive northeast of Skyhawk in Santa Rosa, ready to protect homes there from the Shady fire as it scorches the long ridgeline that borders eastern Santa Rosa neighborhoods such as Skyhawk, St. Francis and Los Alamos. With dozens of fire engines deployed, crews with headlamps and flashlights are patrolling backyards and watching for spot fires while bulldozers carve fire breaks into the hillside. Above the deserted neighborhood, fire perches on the ridgeline, occasionally devouring stands of large trees, illuminating the empty neighborhood and sending out a menacing roar. A huge swath of land to the northeast stands smoldering as fire crews can be seen working well to the north. 12 AM Monday update: Santa Rosa warns three areas to prepare for possible evacuation The city of Santa Rosa warned residents in three areas of the city to prepare for the possibility of evacuation, if conditions worsen. They include: This includes all areas within this perimeter: North of ...
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