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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Wednesday October 11th, 2017 :: 04:07 p.m. PDT
Advisory

*Update* Atlas Fire 4:00 PM

A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for the Eastridge community.  Residents on the west side of Interstate 80 should be prepared to evacuate if it becomes necessary.

We are receiving an overwhelming amount of calls into our Fairfield PD Dispatch center from residents with questions about evacuations.  All information regarding evacuations will be disseminated through Nixle as well as posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  We are asking residents not to call our Dispatch center to advise that they are evacuating.  If you have not already signed up to receive Nixle alerts please text only your zip code to 888777.  This will automatically add you to the distribution list.  Texting any more than that prohibits the system from adding your contact information to the list.  If you do have questions about the fire and/or evacuations that have not been answered by our news releases please call (707) 428-7320. 

For those residents who have voluntarily left their homes, the evacuation center at Solano Community College is open and accepting evacuees.  A new evacuation center has been opened at Fairfield High School, 205 E. Atlantic Avenue.  The center at Alan Witt Park has reached capacity and re-directing residents to the college and Fairfield High School. Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District buses are staging at B Gale Wilson school, 3301 Cherry Hills Court, for those needing a ride to Fairfield High School.  

A map of the area for the City of Fairfield that is currently under evacuation notice has been attached.  For information regarding areas within Solano County under evacuation notice please visit the Solano County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

In an effort to clarify the terms that have been used regarding evacuations, and hopefully answer questions for our residents, we have put together the following list:

  • Mandatory Evacuation: This is a warning to persons within the designated area that an imminent threat to life and property exists and individuals MUST evacuate in accordance with the instructions of local officials.
  • Voluntary Evacuation: This is a warning to persons within a designated area that a threat to life and property exists or is likely to exist in the immediate future. Individuals issued this type of warning are NOT required to evacuate; however, it would be to their advantage to do so.
  • Advisory: This is not an evacuation order.  It is a notice that residents should begin to prepare to evacuate should the need arise.  We are suggesting that residents who live in communities that are under advisory begin to pack necessary items such as medication, clothing, and any other items they would want to leave with if the need arises. 
Many residents and businesses have been contacting the police department to ask how to make donations to residents and first responders.  The outpouring of support while greatly appreciated, is not needed at this time.  We are asking that all donations be made to the Red Cross.
 
 

Address/Location
Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

Kathryn McCormick
Press Information Officer
kmccormick@fairfield.ca.gov
707-428-7444

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