Terrifying Live Video Shows Santa Rosa Homes Up In Flames Amidst Howling Wind

In the middle of the night in the areas of Sonoma and Napa, the Shady Fire and Glass Fire had residents fleeing for their lives in the midst of howling and dangerous winds. The fires have brought mandatory evacuations throughout the region and from live video posted to Facebook, we can see just how terrifying and destructive the wildfire is burning.

Matthew Henderson is a fire photographer who has seen himself spending plenty of time in Northern California in recent years. Tonight, he was in Santa Rosa observing the nearby wildfires and his live video driving around the area is quite disturbing. The three hour video begins to intensify around the 2 hour mark, showing homes in flames with fire embers soaring across the sky.

Watch the video here:

“As you can see these things can go from boring with nothing going on to all hell breaking loose very, very quickly,” said Henderson in the video.

With little reporting emerging from fire officials during the hectic situation in Napa and Sonoma County, we rely on the work of people like Henderson to show the magnitude of the situation.

Here are the current evacuation areas for the North Bay fires:

Evacuation Orders

Napa County

East of Howell Mountain Road from Crestmont Drive to Cold Springs Road, including Las Posadas Road and Linda Falls Terrace
Area bordered by Spring Mountain Road, Madrona Road, Spring Street and White Sulpher Springs Road

  • Pickett Road
  • Dutch Henry Canyon Road
  • Glass Mountain Road
  • Fawn Park
  • Madrone Knoll Way
  • Meadowood Lane including Meadowood Resort
  • The community of Deer Park
  • St. Helena Hospital
  • Mund Road
  • Sanitarium Road
  • All of Lommel Road
  • East of Silverado Trail from Lommel Road to Pickett Road
  • All of Crystal Springs Road and North Fork Crystal Springs
  • Deer Park Road from Silverado Trail to Howell Mountain Road
  • College Avenue at Howell Mountain Road to White Cottage Road
  • East of Silverado Trail from Pickett Lane to Palisades Road to the end of Palisades Road
  • West of Highway 29 from Deer Park Road to Bothe Park Road west to the county line
  • All of Freisen Drive, including all roads west of College Avenue and Freisen Drive
  • East side of Silverado Trail from Deer Park Road to Meadowood Road, including the entirety of all roads in between. This includes the Meadowood Resort
  • East side of Silverado Trail from Larkmead Lane to Deer Park Road. This includes both sides of Deer Park Road up to Crestmont Drive including Sanitarium Road
  • College Avenue at Howell Mountain Road to White Cottage Road, Freisen Drive, all roads west of College Avenue and Freisen Drive and all of Lommel Road
  • West of Highway 29 from Deer Park Road to Elmhurst, and all of Spring Mountain Road.
  • White Sulpher Springs Road (St. Helena City Limits) to the dead end and north to Spring Mountain Road
  • 1650 South Whitehall Lane north to White Sulpher Springs Road and west to the County line
  • East of Silverado Trail between Taplin Road and Sage Canyon Road east to Chiles Pope Valley Road

Sonoma County

Zone 2P1: South of Porter Creek Road; East of Mark West Springs Road; North of Santa Rosa City Limits; West of Calistoga Road

Zone 3G1: South of St. Helena Road, West of the Napa/Sonoma County line, North of Los Alamos / Cleland Ranch Roads, East of Calistoga Road

Zone 3G2: South of Cleland Ranch Road, West of Los Alamos Road, North and east of Santa Rosa City Limits, East of Calistoga Road

Zone 3G3: South of Los Alamos Road, West of Santa Rosa City Limits and Los Alamos Road, Northeast of Highway 12, West of the Napa/Sonoma County Line, the easternmost boundary of Hood Mountain Regional Park, and easternmost boundary of Los Guilicos Juvenile Center. This INCLUDES Los Guilicos Juvenile Center.

Zone 6A1: Southwest of Highway 12; East of Santa Rosa City Limits, the eastern boundary of Annabel State Park, and Savannah Trail; North of Bennet Valley Road; West of Warm Springs Road

Zone 6B1: South and West of the Napa/Sonoma County Line; Northeast of Highway 12 and north of the southernmost boundary of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park; Northwest of Adobe Canyon Road; East of Pythian Road and Hood Mountain Regional Park

Zone 6B2: Northeast of Highway 12; Northwest of Nelligan Road/Nuns Canyon Road; West of the Napa/Sonoma County Line; Southeast of Adobe Canyon Road and south of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Entire area of Calistoga – North: This includes all areas within this perimeter: East of Calistoga Rd; North of Yerba Buena Rd; West of City boundary (east end of Yerba Buena Rd); South of City boundary

Entire area of Calistoga – South / Skyhawk: This includes all areas within this perimeter: East of Calistoga Rd; North of Highway 12; South of Yerba Buena Rd & City boundary; West of Los Alamos Rd

Entire area of Melita: This includes all areas within this perimeter: South of Highway 12; East of Calistoga Rd; North of City’s boundary; West of Oakmont Community

Entire area of Oakmont – North This includes all areas within this perimeter: South of Highway 12; North of Oakmont Dr (between Highway 12 and Riven Rock Way); East of Stone Bridge Rd; West of City’s boundary Oakmont Residence can use emergency vehicle access road from Timber Springs Drive to Channel Drive

Entire area of Oakmont – South This includes all areas within this perimeter: South of Oakmont Dr (between Stone Bridge Rd and Riven Rock Way); West of City’s boundary’ East of City’s boundary; North of City’s boundary Oakmont Residence can use emergency vehicle access road from Timber Springs Drive to Channel Drive

Entire area of Pythian: This includes all incorporated City of Santa Rosa residences and businesses within this perimeter: West of Pythian Rd, North of Highway 12, South of City’s boundary, East of Los Alamos Rd Includes Valley of the Moon Children’s Center, Juvenile Hall & Juvenile Justice Center
See Sonoma County evacuation map here.

Look up your designated zones within the Santa Rosa city limits at using their website here.

Evacuation Warnings

Residents in areas under a warning should prepare to evacuate if ordered.

Napa County

Deer Park Road south along the eastern side of Silverado Trail to Howell Mountain south to Taplin Road, including all of Taplin Road and the entirety of roads in between.

Conn Valley Road

City of St. Helena from Elmhurst Avenue to Madrona Ave west of Highway 29 to the St. Helena city limits

West of Highway 29 from Booth State Park to Diamond Mountain Road west to the county line

Sonoma County

Zone 6A2: Southwest of Highway 12; East and north of Warm Springs Road; Northwest of Arnold Drive

Entire area of Northeast 2: This includes all areas: East of Brush Creek Rd; North of Montecito Blvd ; West of Calistoga Rd; South of City Boundary (north of Badger Rd area)

Entire area of Northeast – 3 / Middle Rincon: This includes all areas within this perimeter: East of Mission Blvd; North of Highway 12; South of Montecito Blvd; West of Calistoga Rd

Entire area of Spring Lake: This includes all areas within this perimeter: North of Stonehedge Ave; East of Summerfield Rd; West of Violetti Rd (East side of Spring Lake); South of Highway 12 (Between Mission Blvd and Calistoga Rd); South of Montgomery Rd (between south end of Calistoga Rd to Channel Dr)

Entire area of Summerfield: This includes all areas within this perimeter: East of Summerfield Rd; South of Stonehedge Dr; North of the City boundary; West of the City’s boundary (Annadel State Park)

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