Monday, September 26, 2016

USA, California: Another Wildfire Threatens The Geysers Geothermal Field

Wildfire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations Near Cloverdale (KGO)

The Sawmill Fire, burning 10 miles east of Cloverdale (Sonoma County) is now 1500 acres and 20% contained. Mandatory evacuations in place and there are road closures. - Latest Information.......

Firefighters are battling a wildfire near Cloverdale in unincorporated Sonoma County Sunday afternoon that has prompted mandatory evacuations.

The wildfire burned at least 500 acres earlier and quickly grew to 1,500 acres shortly after 6:00 p.m.

Officials said the wildfire broke out at 11 a.m. near Geysers and Geysers Resort roads, just 10 miles east of Cloverdale.

At least 36 homes have been evacuated since flames broke out. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged or destroyed at this time, Cal Fire Capt. Tiffany Mercado said.

The nearest Geothermal power plants to the fire are McCabe (Geysers Unit 14), Sulphur Spring (Geysers Unit 14) and Cobb Creek (Geysers Unit 12).

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