October 26 2019 PGE Power Shutdown and Kincade Fire (11/8/19 Update)

KPFZ Emergency Mode

Power has been restored everywhere, and no red flag weather events are forecast.  The Kincade fire has reached 100% containment (although 'mop-up' work continues, and there may be occasional flare-ups).

This will be the last update for these events.

Kincade Fire

Evacuation WARNINGS  for the   Cobb Mountain Area and MIddletown Area have been lifted.

On Wednesday  6:30 pm at a status meeting in Middletown, Calfire reported that good progress was being made, with containment up to 60%.  At present the main activity is in the Middletown area. They reported that they have all the air support they need, including the exclusive use of the Boeing 747 tanker. Sheriff Brian Martin said that although the fire was presenting no immediate danger to Lake county, the evacuation warnings were being kept in place.  In the event of a mandatory evacuation alerts will be sent via Nixle, Hi-Lo sirens will be used, and door-to-door notifications will be made. 

Here is the Calfire  Kincade Fire Report

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown

 The re-energization is effectively complete.The PGE outage map at 10 am indicates a few scattered outages (80 due to the PSPS , 46 of which are in the middletown area adjacent to the active fire front). No further weather events are forecast.

PG&E  has opened 4 Customer Resource Centers in Lake County.  The hours of operation are 8am-8pm.

Locations are:

Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Avenue, Clearlake, CA
Upper Lake High School Sports Field, Government Rd, Upperlake, CA
Konocti Vista Casino, 2755 Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport, CA
Twin Pines Casino, Rt 29, Middletown, CA (though this site has no Wifi)

Now that power is mostly restored they will probably close down soon.

Links :  PGE Main Page    PGE Outage Map  PGE Predicted Outage Map for Oct 29


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