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Santa Rosa opens Spanish-language phone line to address fire issues

Maria Flores and her daughter-in-law Morelia Gaspar look over the ruins of Flores’ home in Santa Rosa near Coffey Park, on Monday Oct. 9, 2017. Photo: Kent Porter for The Press Democrat/Courtesy: La Prensa Sonoma

The city of Santa Rosa has opened an emergency information line in Spanish, with the objective of providing the Spanish-speaking community with up-to-date information regarding the multiple fires in Sonoma County.

Santa Rosa Fire Department Information hotline: 707-543-4511.

Questions such as: where a fire in Sonoma County is occurring, whether it is safe to return home, the difference between a precautionary evacuation and a mandatory evacuation. (The latter may be considered a crime if it is not obeyed.)

More information at srcity.org/2620/Emergency-Information. You can select the language at the top of the site.

Story by: Ricardo Ibarra, La Prensa Sonoma