KINCAID FIRE TALKING POINTS

October 30, 2019
Sam Jarosz, Public Relations Director | samantha.jarosz@usw.salvationarmy.org | (563) 449-4286

Kincade Fire Talking Points (Wednesday, October 30)

Fire Info:

  • Fire started northeast of Geyserville late Wednesday, October 23
  • As of Wednesday morning (10-30) the fire was more than 76,000 acres and 30% contained
  • At least 206 structures have been destroyed and 40 structures have been damaged (check this link for the latest: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2019/10/23/kincade-fire/)
  • Two people (fire personnel and civilian) have been injured
  • 4,870 fire personnel are assigned to this fire
  • About 186,000 people have been evacuated in Sonoma County
  • Approximately 2,500 Sonoma County residents are using evacuation centers.

TSA Response:

  • We are serving meals to evacuees and first responders at 4 locations:
    • Crosswalk Church

2590 1st St., Napa, CA 94558

  • Napa Valley Expo

575 3rd St., Napa, CA 94559

  • Marin County Fairgrounds
    10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Petaluma Veterans Center

1094 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma, CA 94952

  • Delivered breakfast to Iglesias Christina in Petaluma
  • Served approximately 6,000 meals since fire began
  • Served approximately 900 yesterday (Tuesday)
  • The Salvation Army is pulling resources together from the following corps across in the Del Oro Division to respond to the Kincade Fire: 
    • Roseville
    • Redding
    • Santa Rosa
    • San Rafael
    • Napa
    • Oroville
    • Auburn
    • Petaluma
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    How Donors Can Help: 

  • www.kincaderelief.org
    • Monetary donations only at this time
  • Salvation Army Mission:

  • Salvation Army’s mission is to serve those in need in God’s name without discrimination
  • We serve in communities before, during and long after disasters strike
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