The City of Sonoma released an announcement early Monday afternoon recommending a voluntary evacuation for the downtown area of Sonoma – from Napa Street to north of the city limits. The warning cited a fire on Norrbom Road as possibly threatening the north part of the City of Sonoma. At press time on Monday, city officials said they expected to lift the evacuation recommendation soon, as the Norrbom Road fire looked to be contained.

UPDATE: The City of Sonoma lifted the evacuation recommendation shortly after 4 p.m., saying "the fire north of town is still active but not a direct threat currently. Mandatory evacuation remains in place for the Norrbom/Mission Highlands/Gehricke area."

In the event of an evacuation, the City recommended sheltering with family or friends or going to the Evacuation Center at Sonoma Valley High School.

More about local evacuation centers:

Evacuation Centers for people

Sonoma Valley High School

On Broadway between MacArthur St and Napa Rd

20000 Broadway, Sonoma

Ramekins Culinary School

450 W. Spain St., Sonoma

Evacuation for small animals

Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter

19686 Eighth St. E., Sonoma

Call ahead, 996-4577

Evacuation for large animals

Sonoma Valley High School FFA

20000 Broadway, Sonoma