The County Fire has assembled a huge amount of resources. Our partners at The Winters Fire Department have sent equipment and staff to assist with firefighting efforts and will continue to assist communities impacted by these events. In addition to Yolo and Solano County, Yolo Solano Crisis Intervention Team Chaplain Duvall and K-9 Kepi also work with CALFIRE and are currently deployed where they are needed to bring comfort to those who have been evacuated and first responders. Additionally, due to fire suppression and staging efforts on State Highway 128, access to Lake Berryessa and hiking trails around the lake and Blue Ridge Mountains is difficult. We are recommending that any Lake Berryessa/ hiking activities in the area be rescheduled.
We have gathered information to help impacted families keep track of resources, shelter, and local conditions, please see the links/information below:
REGIONAL INFORMATION AND IMMEDIATE UPDATES
Information on individual fires, including evacuation orders and shelter locations can be found on the CALFIRE State map HERE
Information and Fire maps are available on the Yolo County web page HERE
Our partners at California Highway Patrol have their radio traffic HERE, be sure to choose Sacramento under communication centers.
Alerts are available from your emergency jurisdictions by email and text by signing up through Nixle HERE
Local Conditions/ Information
Road closures and maps can be accessed through CalTrans HERE
Keep track of weather conditions that may impact your area HERE
Monitor air quality in the area HERE
Per the City of Winters, CA the Community Center (201 Railroad Ave) is closed as an information station but information will be posted outside, please follow the City of Winters Facebook Page HERE for the latest updates.
Local maps, road closures, and shelter information can be tracked individually by following the Yolo County Sheriff Office, Winters Police Department, Winters Fire Department, and local news sources such as the Winters Express/ Woodland Daily Democrat and other local news paper Facebook pages.
Per Yolo County Animal Services Shelter small animal evacuations can go to the Yolo County Fair Grounds (1250 Gum Ave, Woodland, CA 95776). For those who require assistance with large animal and companion animal needs contact (707) 416-8445.
In case of an emergency, notifications will take place across a wide variety of mediums including:
– Activation of the Emergency Alert System (typically heard over radio and television)
– Reverse 911 (activated by Public Safety Dispatchers, in Yolo County the system would be activated by members of the Yolo Emergency Communications Agency, and is heard over phone lines.)
– Everbridge/Nixle Alerts (activated by public safety jurisdictions and Offices of Emgergency Service, this service can be customized within a geographic location. Subscribers can also choose to be notified by text, email, or a combination of means. These alerts are typically heard over cell phones.)
– Social Media (activated by public safety jurisdictions. Subscribers should be sure to follow official pages such as City, Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments.)
– In person (activated by public safety jurisdictions, fire and law enforcement officers will drive areas with information over a PA or go door to door.)
What is the difference between an advisory and a mandatory evacuation?
Please remember fire is unpredictable and the time frame between an advisory and a mandatory evacuation can change quickly depending on the directions of the fire, fuel being consumed by the fire, weather conditions, and/or if access to the community is compromised.
– Advisory Evacuations indicate a fire has the potential to threaten an area in the near future. Residents in these areas should have a bag packed with important papers, medications, pet supplies, and necessities.
-Mandatory Evacuations indicate a fire is directly threatening a community and residents are in danger. Residents in these areas need to leave immediately for their own safety.
At this time charitable contributions are not being requested. Remember that charitable contributions can be made to a wide range of organizations. Be sure to check the charity through services such as Charity Watch or Charity Navigator to verify the charity and to make sure your contribution goes where you want it to.