Town of Yountville Update Friday October 13, 2017 8am
I have been in contact with Fire Chief Barry Biermann for latest information on Fire situation. Officials do not anticipate the need for an evacuation of Yountville at this time. We will continue to monitor situation and changing wind conditions.
Fire remains active to our west on Mt Veeder and is active north of Oakville Grade where fire was visible. An advisory evacuation notice has been issued for the area in the wild land interface north of Oakville Grade and west of CA 29. Please remember that an advisory evacuation is to advise you that you are in possible direction of advancing fire and that you should pack your "go bag" and be prepared to leave with 20 minutes notice.
If you are uncomfortable either with the air quality or the stress of the situation around the ongoing Fire situation please consider leaving and going someplace else where you are more comfortable.
Air quality will remain poor and residents are encouraged to use breathing masks. Masks marked with N95 are the best for this situation.
Yountville Community will be open offer a place to get out and interact with your friends and neighbors. Counselors will be on site and our staff has set up activities you to bring little ones to get them out of the house. Please note parents must be with their children as this is not drop off daycare.
Also given the time required to move the 900 residents of the Veterans Home, many of whom require a level of medical assistance and support, please do not treat hearing that the Veterans Home is relocating its residents as an immediate or mandatory evacuation order. The VH needs 4 plus hours to relocate its residents so it is a very different situation for that reason than the rest of the town.