MENDOCINO Co., 9/27/20, 11:20 p.m. — The terrible 2020 fire seasons continues to bring new calamities to Northern California, and tonight two places recently devastated by wildfire are once again in the path of out of control blazes.
Portions of eastern Santa Rosa are currently being evacuated as the Shady Fire (which may have spotted off the Glass Fire) approaches city limits with incredible speed. In Humboldt County an evacuation warning has been issued for all areas east of Alder Point Road as activity on the northern section of the August Complex flares. In Butte County the entire town of Paradise is once more under evacuation warning, as the North Complex moves closer to town. And in Napa County the Glass Fire is burning on the outskirts of St. Helena.
The situation seems most dire in Santa Rosa and adjacent communities. Incident command has been heard to say over the scanner that the priority has shifted from fighting the fire to evacuating areas and protecting civilians and law enforcement as once more Sonoma County residents make a late night evacuation of their homes. The community of Oakmont along SR-12 is currently being evacuated.
Scanner traffic indicates that the fire front is already about a mile from Santa Rosa city-limits. Traffic on the 12 is bumper to bumper as people flee the approaching fire towards Santa Rosa.
We wish our neighbors across Northern California good luck in what we know all too well is a terrible situation.