LNU Lightning Complex Fires - September 2nd, 2020Last updated: September 2nd, 2020 at 11:00am PDT
The LNU Lightning Complex Fire is threatening homes near Vacaville and has forced evacuations in Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Yolo counties.
More fire evacuees have been able to return home as containment grows on a group of wildfires that have chewed through hundreds of thousands of acres in five Northern California counties. As of Wednesday morning, the fires, called the LNU Lightning Complex, had consumed 375,209 acres with 76% containment, Cal Fire reported. The fires have destroyed 1,080 structures and damaged 272 others. The fires continue to threaten 30,500 structures, Cal Fire said.
LNU LIGHTNING COMPLEX EVACUATION UPDATE – SONOMA COUNTY
WHAT: EVACUATION WARNING: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
WHERE: Affected areas by the Wallbridge Fire are downgrading Evacuation Orders to Evacuation Warnings.
ZONE: All of Zone 2E2 is now under Evacuation Warning
South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
North and East of Chemise Road
West of the center of Dry Creek (the actual creek)
ZONE: All of Zone 2E3 is now under Evacuation Warning
South of Chemise Road
North of Mill Creek Road
West of the center of Dry Creek (the actual creek)
East of Wallace Creek Road (Wallace Creek Road will remain closed)
NOTE: The roadways below will remain closed.
Wallace Creek Road and Mill Creek Road, west of Wallace Creek Road (including Palmer Creek Road), will remain closed due to hazardous tree removal, powerline repair, roadway repair, and other hazards being mitigated in the area.
ZONE: All of Zone 2E4 is now under Evacuation Warning:
South of Mill Creek Road
North of Sweetwater Springs Road
West of Westside Road
East of Palmer Creek Road
NOTE: The roadways below will remain closed.
Wallace Creek Road and Mill Creek Road, west of Wallace Creek Road (including Palmer Creek Road), will remain closed. In addition Sweetwater Springs Road between 17990 and 19500 will reamain closed due to hazardous tree removal, powerline repair, roadway repair, and other hazards being mitigated in the area.
211 Information: You can call 2-1-1 or visit socoemergency.org if you have any questions. Also, take a look at the interactive evacuation map at https://arcg.is/0buuL1 and search by address to see the status of your zone.
NOTES: SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. Residents may experience very smokey conditions as the firefight continues. Smokey conditions can be unhealthful to many people especially children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems. Use caution when returning to the area as conditions to the roadway may have changed due the fire. Power poles, trees, and other structures may have been damaged.
When returning to your home, you may have fire damaged trees on your property. Be aware of falling branches, loose limbs, burned-out stumps, holes, and unstable trees. If there is uncertainty regarding the damaged trees, avoid the area.
Current Situation: Northeast winds will bring drier air, especially over northern and eastern portions of the complex today. These increasing winds are expected this morning into early afternoon. Crews will continue to work to build containment lines and fire suppression repair teams remain active throughout the area. Many re-populations continue to occur throughout the area.
Napa County and Lake County:
Hennessey Fire (Merged Fires – Gamble, Green, Aetna, Markley, Spanish, Morgan, Round): Hennessey Ridge Road in Napa County, California: 317,909 acres and 74% contained.
Walbridge Fire (merged with Stewarts): West of Healdsburg: 54,940 acres and 75% contained.
Meyers Fire: North of Jenner: 2,360 acres and 100% contained.
Napa County: Crosswalk Community Church – 2590 First Street Napa, CA 94558
Lake County: Lake County’s Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) was demobilized August 28. Those in need of shelter as a result of the fires are now encouraged to call 707-262-4423.
Yolo / Colusa / Solano County: None
Animal Evacuation Centers:
Napa County Animal Shelter: 942 Hartle Court, Napa, CA 94559
Valley Brook Equestrian Center: 1132 El Centro Ave. Napa 55 horses
Napa Valley Horseman’s Association: 1200 Foster Road Napa 61 horses
Highway 128 between Monticello Dam and Moskowite Corners (SR128/121 intersection)
Berryessa-Knoxville Road from Hwy 128 (at Turtle Rock) to Lake County Line
Community of Berryessa Pines
Both sides, including resorts and recreational areas of Lake Berryessa, Knoxville
Aetna Springs Road and James Creek Road
Pope Canyon Road from Hardin Road to Berryessa Knoxville Road
Properties on the east side of Highway 29 between Silverado Trail and Lake County line
Old Lawley Toll Road
Properties on the east side of Silverado Trail from Rosedale Road to Deer Park Road.
Howell Mountain Road (AKA Old Howell Mountain Road) from Conn Valley Road up to the intersection of White Cottage Road
Howell Mountain Road from Deer Park Road to White Cottage Road, including the community of Angwin
White Cottage Road
Ink Grade from White Cottage Road to Pope Valley Road
Chiles Pope Valley Road from 128 to Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley Road to Aetna Springs Road, all roads in between, including Lower Chiles Valley Road
Pope Canyon Road from Pope Valley Road to Hardin Road, to include Hardin Road and Dollarhide Road
Butts Canyon Road from Aetna Springs Road to the Napa/Lake County line
Snell Valley Road, including Berryessa Estates sub-division
Soda Canyon from Loma Vista to 3700 Soda Canyon Road (Dead End)
Atlas Peak from 2462 Atlas Peak Road (Bubbling Wells Pet Cemetery) to the dead end.
Deer Park Road from Silverado Trail to the intersection of White Cottage Road and Howell Mountain Road. This will include the community of Deer Park, Glass Mountain, Crystal Springs, and St. Helena Hospital
Highway 128 (Capell Valley Road/Sage Canyon Rd) from Chiles Pope Valley Road to Wragg Canyon Road. (Wragg Canyon Road remains closed and under an Evacuation Order)
Highway 121 (Monticello Road) from Vichy Avenue to Highway 128 (Moskowite Corners)
Berryessa Knoxville Road from Highway 128 (at Turtle Rock) to Spanish Flat Loop Road, to include Spanish Flat Loop
North of Lake / Napa County line up to the intersection of Hey. 29 and St. Helena Creek (Across from Twin Pine Casino)
South of Butts Canyon Rd.
North of Lower Lake Area
North of Morgan Valley Rd.
East of Sky High Ridge Rd. extending north to Hwy. 20
South of Hwy. 20
West of Lake / Napa / Colusa County lines
South of Lower Lake Area
South of Morgan Valley Road
East of Chimney Rock/Canyon Road
North of Jerusalem Grade Road Extending to Lake/Napa County Line
West of the Lake/Napa County Line
East of Guenoc Winery Road
North Butts Canyon Road
South of Grange Road
South of Butts Canyon Road to Cailayomi Road
East of St. Helena Creek Road
North of Hwy. 29
West of Cailayomi Road Extending to Western Mine Road
Zone C1: All areas and residents West SR-16, South of SR-20, East of the Colusa/Lake County Line.
Zone C2: All areas and residents North of the Colusa/Yolo County Line, East of SR-16, West of Sand Creek/Green Road, and South of the dead end of Spring Valley Road.
Solano County begins phased repopulation process; helping residents safely return home after evacuation. Only residents are permitted to re-enter the area with appropriate Identification.
The following road closures will remain even after phased reopening. Road closure removal will be determined at a future date. Access will remain restricted due to road damage, utility needs and falling trees.
Gates Canyon Road
Mix Canyon Road
Blue Ridge Road
Cantelow Road from Pleasant’s Valley Road to English Hills Road
Pleasant’s Valley Road from Shale Peak Lane to Quail Canyon Road
You can also view an interactive evacuation map here
The following areas were downgraded from Evacuation Order to Evacuation Warning:
These areas are being downgraded into an evacuation warning up to ¼ mile of all burn areas. The burn area is still under Evacuation Order, as well as, ordered closed by the Sonoma County Health Officer. Use caution when returning to the area as conditions to the roadway may have changed due the fire and power poles, trees, and other structures may have been damaged.
A portion of zone 1B3 is downgrade from an Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning
North of the community of Cazadero and East Austin Creek (the actual creek)
East of King Ridge Road and Sewell Road
¼ mile West of the burn area
South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road NOTE: Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road and Chimese Road remain under evacuation order NOTE: People living on Armstrong Woods Road will still need to check into the traffic post at Armstrong Woods Road at Sweetwater Springs Road and show proof of residency to make access. The majority of these zones have already been moved into an evacuation warning. This order expands each zone and allows more people the ability to get their properties to inspect for damage, or just get home. This means you can now return home at your own risk. These areas are still at risk from the fires in the area. We recommend you stay home for the day once you arrive. There’s going to be a lot of traffic in the area so please drive safely; our priority is getting everyone home safely. All other areas under evacuation order are still closed. We will send an alert for each area as it re-opens. Continue to follow the instructions of first responders in the area and make sure to listen for hi-lo sirens if fire conditions change. Use extreme caution when around any burned areas that may be present. The burn area is under a Public Health Order due to health hazards created by the fire. The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area.
Armstrong Woods Road @ Sweetwater Springs Road with residence checks to burn area.
Sweetwater Springs Road, no residents passed 17990
Armstrong Woods Road, no residents passed 16881
Sweetwater Springs Road @ Westside Road – no traffic on Sweetwater Springs Road
Mill Creek Road @ Wallace Creek Road – No traffic into the burn area
Chemise Road @ Burn Area – no traffic into the burn area
Jameson Road @ Burn Area
SR-128 eastbound at Chiles Pope Valley Road
SR-128 westbound at Pleasants Valley Road
Aetna Springs Rd @ Butts Canyon Rd
James Creek Rd @ Butts Canyon Rd
Pope Canyon Rd eastbound @ Hardin Rd
Berryessa Knoxville Rd northbound @ Spanish Flat Loop Rd, to Lake County
Butts Canyon Road eastbound at Oat Hill Road southbound