A charred car sits on the side of the road after the Atlas Fire raged along Atlas Peak Drive in Napa, Calif. Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

A charred car sits on the side of the road after the Atlas Fire raged along Atlas Peak Drive in Napa, Calif. Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mandatory evacuation issued for Calistoga

Mandatory evacuations are in effect as of 3 p.m. for the entire city of Calistoga and residents are urged to leave immediately, city officials said.

Residents may shelter at American Canyon High School at 3000 Newell Drive. State Highway 29 is open, and residents are reminded to bring pets and medications when they leave.

SEE RELATED: At least 21 dead, 170K acres burned in 22 major California fires

Some areas of Calistoga were under mandatory evacuation earlier Wednesday while other areas were under advisory alert.

Sonoma County sheriff’s officials also issued an advisory evacuation order for most of Boyes Hot Springs and the north side of the city of Sonoma around 3 p.m.

The area includes Arnold Drive from Madrone Road south to Petaluma Avenue and east to East Napa Street and Lovall Valley Road.

The best route out of the area is south toward Petaluma, according to the sheriff’s office. Sonoma Raceway is offering space to meet the temporary needs of evacuees with recreational vehicles.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Basketball (Shutterstock)
SI alum Begovich gets his moment, but Stanford falls on Senior Day

MAPLES PAVILION — Generally speaking, Stanford’s home finale on Saturday afternoon, a… Continue reading

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Departing U.S. attorney predicts corruption probe will continue

David Anderson shook up City Hall as top federal prosecutor

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
 <ins></ins>
Supervisor Walton tapped to mediate teacher contract talks

District and union at odds over hours in-person students should be in the classroom

California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)
California could receive 380K doses of new J&J COVID vaccine next week

California could receive 380,300 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Continue reading

Disability advocates protested outside the home of San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon. (Courtesy Brooke Anderson)
Vaccine rollout plan for people with disabilities remains deeply flawed

On February 13, disability activists paid a visit to the house of… Continue reading

Most Read