Evacuation centers: Kincade, Getty, Tick Fires

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As hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated across different parts in the state of California due to the ravenous fire engulfing the area, here’s a list to keep you up to date and stay vigilant.

Here’s a list of information and resources for people impacted by the Kincade Fire and the PG&E Power shutoffs. On Monday, October 28, Governor Gavin Newsom launched a resource page for those affected by power outages and/or wildfires in California.

The website “combines emergency response, recovery, and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users,” the Governor’s office said. “It is a one-stop portal that includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more.”

Evacuation Centers

  • Napa Valley Expo
    575 3rd St, Napa CA 94559
  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds
    1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
    – Accepting evacuees and small animals, no large animals.
  • Marin County Fairgrounds
    10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael
    – Opens at 8 a.m.
  • Petaluma Fairgrounds
    100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma
    – Accepting large animals only, no evacuees
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral
    1111 Gough St, San Francisco CA 94109
    -Open 8 am Monday, Oct. 28 – Friday, Nov. 1

The following shelters are open but have reached capacity, according to county emergency officials:

• Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
• Petaluma Fairgrounds – At capacity, only accepting large animals
100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma
• Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building – At people capacity, please go to one of the other shelters
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
• Petaluma Community Center – At capacity
320 McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954

A prior shelter that was opened at Finley Community Center has been evacuated

Evacuations were also ordered in Westside hillside communities near the Getty Center Monday after a fast-moving fire erupted along the 405 Freeway.

The blaze broke out on a hill around 1:30 a.m. close to the southbound side of the 405 at Getty Center Drive. It quickly burned more than 600 acres and jumped the freeway.

The area between Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, and between Temescal Canyon Road and Chautauqua Boulevard have been changed from a voluntary evacuation zone to an evacuation preparedness zone. Meanwhile, Mount Saint MAry’s University and Carondelet Center are changed to mandatory evacuation zones.

Evacuation Centers

•Westwood Recreation Center
1350 South Sepulveda Blvd.
•Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center
14201 Huston St.
•Palisades Recreation Center 851 Alma Real Dr. Stoner Recreation Center
1835 Stoner Ave.
•Palisades Recreation Center
851 Alma Dr.
•Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Ave.

For animals: West Valley Animal Shelter at 20655 Plummer St., West L.A. Animal Shelter at 11361 W. Pico Bl. and East Valley Animal Shelter at 14409 Vanowen St. in Van Nuys

For large animals: Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills and Hansen Dam Recreation Area at 11127 Orcas Ave. in Lake View Terrace

The Tick Fire in Santa Clarita, on the other hand, has received increased containment as of Sunday. All evacuation orders have been lifted as firefighters report an increased containment of a 4,615-acre or 70% containment by Sunday evening.

However, officials warn residents returning to their homes to remain alert as the region is bracing for another bout of Santa Ana Winds expected to hit Sunday evening into Monday that may encourage fires.

An evacuation center was set up at College of the Canyons Gymnasium at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Smaller animals could be brought to the Castaic Animal Care Center, 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road.

School Closures

Despite the increased containment, all schools in the Sulphur Springs Union School District were planning to close Monday. The district was testing the air quality to determine the appropriate date for students and staff to return for each school site.

Canyon Springs: Closed Monday
Golden Oak: Closed Monday
Fair Oaks Ranch: Closed Monday
Leona Cox: Closed Monday
Mint Canyon: Closed Monday through Friday
Mitchell: Closed Monday through Friday
Pinetree: Closed Monday through Friday
Sulphur Springs: Closed Monday through Friday
Valley View: Closed Monday

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