The CalFire briefing at 11:00am was very brief with regard to the Walbridge Fire. Growth overnight was minimal; 54,503 acres and containment grew to 17%. They are receiving more National Guard hand-crews and engine companies from other areas to try to connect the various containment lines into a more solid perimeter.
The Sheriff along with other law enforcement reinforcements from outside the County are now focused on repopulation. The watch word is "Patience". Some areas are still littered with dangerous debris and unstable trees so it will be painstaking. If you have friends in the evacuated areas provide support to them if you can.
Daily Briefings 11AM CALFIRE and Sheriff: Facebook, 4PM County Press Conference: Facebook
If you miss them live, they can be found on their websites afterwards. Look under videos.
The county is looking for volunteers to help with repopulation efforts. Wed., 8/26 from 9 AM to 7 PM (or any available hours in this period), we are looking for assistance at our CPOD locations which are: Location 1:
17499 Highway 1, Bodega (adjacent to cemetery in right of way) Location 2:
Ragle Ranch Park
500 Ragle Rd, Sebastopol, CA Location 3:
Healdsburg Park & Ride
Healdsburg Ave & Grant Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448,
We are looking for assistance with assembling packets and kits for residents returning to fire zones, as well as answering questions and providing information to the public. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are desired, but not required.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate the consideration.
Human Resources Analyst
Recruitment & Classification email@example.com
P: 707-565-2596 F: 707-565-3770
County of Sonoma
Fire Fighter Volunteers:
Those interested in being added to the rotational list can leave a message at the Sonoma-Lake-Napa location by calling 707-967-1400.
Hang in there! It feels like the fires are stabilizing and more resources are coming in. Please stay vigilant as the evacuation warnings and orders are still in place in most areas. To me this means, stay ready to go. It's a hard way to live in limbo like this but it is where we are at right now. I keep reminding myself of what I am grateful for numerous times throughout the day. This helps me stay focused on what is really important. I am grateful for all of you and that we are in this together. Thanks for all of your support! You will probably be hearing from me less often so now you have all the resources in one place. Take good care, Priscilla