12:27 AM
A number of Rotarians have been asking how they can contribute to the upcoming relief effort that is going to be required in the coming days, weeks, months, and yes, even years.  We have the answer...The Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund.   


LARCA  (Lake Area Rotary Clubs Association) that so successfully collected and distributed almost a million dollars in response to the Lake County Fires that occurred the last two years, has now expanded their efforts to include the Lake, Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino County victims of the most recent fires still blazing in those four  counties.  

Please download and read the attached flyer and press release for full information on how and why to donate.

We encourage you to send the flyer and press release to everyone on your mailing list, and every media source you may have far and wide. 

Go to District 5130 facebook page, like it and then share the information on our personal page as well as every club page.

Let's make a difference.  

Yours in Service,

Bob Rogers
Rotary 5130 District Governor
9:55 AM

Petaluma Police Department

The Petaluma Airport is to be used as a base for helicopters involved in firefighting efforts throughout Sonoma County.  This is not indicative of a threat to Petaluma.  Fire updates regarding Petaluma will be given as the situation merits.

For full details, view this message on the web.


6:00 PM

Sonoma County Sheriff Office

Graphic video of Sonoma County Sheriff deputy's fire response:


Facebook video of Sheriff's presentation:



5:47 PM

Petaluma Fire Department

Advisory: Increased smoke in the Petaluma Valley

There is currently no threat of fire to the City of Petaluma from the tragic fires in Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley.  As winds increase and begin to come from the northeast for the next few days, the Petaluma Basin will be very smoky.  There is a red flag warning in effect through the weekend.
For full details, view this message on the web.


6:40 PM

Petaluma Fire Department

Advisory: The are NO evacuation recommendations for Petaluma

The City of Petaluma will continue to closely monitor the fires in the Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley areas.  Red flag winds will begin tonight and exist throughout the weekend, pushing hot dry wind and smoke over Sonoma Mountain and into the Petaluma Basin.  There are many firefighters and aircraft working and positioned to respond to increases in fire activity and fire spread.  We do NOT anticipate that the fires will spread into Petaluma.  The City of Petaluma continues to support our negihbors by sheltering roughly 1000 evacuees (down from over 2000 earlier in the week) from the Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley areas. 

For full details, view this message on the web.


10:48 PM

Petaluma Police Department

Lieutenant Ron Klein, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4350, email: rklein@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Incident:  Petaluma Residents receiving NIXLE Alerts on their phones from the Sonoma County Sheriffs Department ARE NOT being evacuated. 
Incident Summary:
The Petaluma Police Department has received numerous phone calls from residents saying they have received NIXLE Alerts from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department stating evacuations are occurring in the City of Sonoma. This is true and in no way relates at this time to Petaluma. Petaluma is not under evacuation at this time. Residents are encouraged to monitor NIXLE. In the unlikely event residents have to be evacuated in Petaluma that information will be put out on NIXLE along with officers making advanced notifications in the affected neighborhoods.
Residents are advised in the unlikely event an evacuation is ordered to immediately evacuate the area. The Petaluma Police Department is closely monitoring the fires east of the city and wind conditions throughout the night.

For full details, view this message on the web.


11:00 PM 

Michael Nistler

For further Sonoma County information regarding the current status of City evacuation areas, please refer to: