Sonoma County’s Point Fire 50% contained as favorable weather conditions aid firefighters

Evacuation orders in various areas of Sonoma County persisted on Tuesday night as the Point Fire in the unincorporated region of Geyserville remained at 1,207 acres and was 50% contained, according to the most recent update from Cal Fire around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The fire, which ignited on Sunday, is currently under the control of the established fire lines by firefighters.

A decrease in wind velocity prompted the cancellation of a red flag warning that was announced on Monday. Cal Fire spokesperson Jonathan Pangburn, in conjunction with other Cal Fire officials, provided an update during a hybrid news conference in Colusa County on Tuesday evening, indicating that winds ranging from 3-5 miles per hour are anticipated overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Another fire raging in Colusa County, known as the Sites Fire, was merely 5% contained as of Tuesday evening after scorching 15,565 acres. Pangburn mentioned that the reduced wind speeds would facilitate firefighters in gaining control, with winds projected between 5-10 miles per hour and gusts up to 15 miles per hour.

Pangburn also noted that the increase in humidity would predominantly impact the Point Fire. Coastal humidity is expected to surge from 30% on Tuesday evening to approximately 60% overnight, aiding firefighters in Sonoma County.

Evacuation orders are still in effect for residents in evacuation zones SON-2E2, Dry Creek Valley, and SON-2E3, located north of Mill Valley road. Additional details regarding evacuation zones and emergency resources provided by the county can be accessed at

Cal Fire Section Chief Shane Lauderdale prioritized the reentry of residents into their homes. He emphasized that the containment lines established in recent days, coupled with improved weather conditions, are propelling firefighters towards complete containment in the upcoming days.

As of Tuesday, the Point Fire had ravaged two structures and caused injuries to one individual. The battle against the fire is being fought by 400 firefighters, supported by four helicopters and 50 engines, according to Cal Fire.

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