Fire Update

Sonoma County Fire Information for Visitors and Partners

Sonoma County is very large - more than one million acres in size. The majority of Sonoma County businesses remain open. Please call to verify their status.  

If you are planning a visit later in October and beyond - please know that we will update you via this website and our social media channels. The North Bay will be ready to welcome you and we are thankful for your business.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the fires in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino Counties. The fires are mainly in eastern Sonoma County – parts of Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa. The fires and fire damage isn’t spread throughout the entire county. 

The County of Sonoma has been updating a map of the fires; find out the latest at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Home.

Visitors who are in Sonoma County, please refer to local media (KSRO.com, or 1350-AM on the radio, or www.pressdemocrat.com) or the Sonoma County sheriff office updates at www.nixle.us/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office or local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department.To receive updates and alerts, text the ZIP code of your location to 888-777.

If you’ve planned a trip to the area, please contact your lodging provider before traveling, to see if it’s located in an affected area. If you are flying into Sonoma County airport, please contact your airline to ensure commercial flights are operating.

Sonoma County Tourism is currently assessing damages sustained to tourism businesses and we will share updates from them as more information is available. This will be updated as information is available.


Helpful Links:

County of Sonoma (official government): http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Home/

Road Conditions: http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/

Evacution Information: https://srcity.org/610/Emergency-Information

Cal Fire Updates: http://calfire.ca.gov/communications/communications_StatewideFireSummary

Business Closures: www.sonomacounty.com/fire


How to help:
Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief
Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership with RCU Community Fund, The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, is now accepting financial donations to aid relief efforts and assist victims of the 2017 North Bay fires. 100% of your donations will go directly to support those affected by the fires.

Because the devastating fires affected numerous counties, you will have the opportunity to donate to the county of your choosing, including Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake County. You may also choose to donate to all counties (your funds will be distributed equally among all four counties).


For Hotels available in Northern California- please visit SonomaCounty.com/fire


Update from STS - Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport:

Please check: www.sonomacountyairport.org

  • Alaska Airlines: expected to resume flight operations on 10/12/2017 in the afternoon
  • United Airlines: expected to resume fight operations in the evening of 10/12/2017
  • American Airlines: expected to resume fight operations mid-day 10/13/2017

All operations are still subject to ATC flow control issues due to the tanker activity and level of smoke coverage. Please check with your airline directly.