SolanoCountyRecovers: The official website for wildfire response and recovery.

FAQ Topic: Evacuation

How do I return home safely?

When you return back to your property after a fire, be cautious of structural damage, utilities, hidden embers, and soot. Throw away food, beverages and medicine exposed to heat, smoke or soot. Food that was in the freezer can be used if it still has ice crystals on it. If not, discard it. Learn more.

Adopting Lost Fire Animals

Please give us time to reunite animals with owners. Future adoptions may be available, but it is too soon to know each animal status.

Can ash in the water harm animals and livestock?

After a fire, windborne material such as ash and soil from paddocks with inadequate ground cover may be blown into streams. Once in the water, organic materials provide ideal food for bacteria and algae. These organisms grow rapidly using up all free oxygen in the water (it becomes anaerobic) and putrefaction results. Symptoms are dark … Continued

What if I’m unable to pick up my pet from the pet shelter?

Shelter locations will obtain owner’s names and contact information and owners should communicate potential delays or the inability to pick up pets with shelter staff. Solano Community Animal Response Team (CART) is available to assist with animal transportation.  

I had to evacuate. Can I return home yet?

If the area is still marked red on this map, you cannot return home. Do not return home until evacuation orders are lifted. You can check this map or call 707-784-1634 to find out the status of the evacuation areas. Once you are able to return home: Be alert for downed power lines and other … Continued

Do I need to evacuate?

If you live in an area that is marked red on this map that means you must evacuate immediately. Not doing so is putting not just your life in danger, but also puts others at risk as well. If you live in an area that is marked yellow on the map, that means you should … Continued

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