Rebuild NorthBay Foundation Kincade Fire Fund
The Kincade Fire was reported burning at John Kincade Road and Burned Mountain Road in The Geysers, northeast of Geyserville, California, at 9:57 PM on October 23, 2019. The fire started at 9:24 PM during an extreme wind event and subsequently burned 77,758 acres (31,468 ha) until the fire was fully contained on November 6, 2019. The fire threatened over 90,000 structures and caused the evacuation of 190,000 people throughout Sonoma County, including the communities of Geyserville, Healdsburg, and Windsor. The majority of Sonoma County and parts of Lake County were under evacuation warnings. The Kincade fire was the largest of the 2019 California wildfire season, and was also the largest wildfire ever to occur in Sonoma County
On October 26, PG&E began shutting off power in an attempt to prevent additional fires, leaving an estimated three million people without power.
The Kinkade Fire cost of response for Sonoma County was nearly $5 million dollars.