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Wildfires in Northern California

It is so unfortunate that adding to the stresses of dealing with COVID-19, the current wildfires in Northern California add complexity to an already unprecedented situation.

Due to low humidity and high temperatures, multiple fires are currently burning in California. To all of those affected by the fires, we send thoughts filled with compassion that the fires are quickly brought under control and that losses and disruption are brought to an absolute minimum. 
 
To assist those forced to evacuate their homes, our Bureau team will be gathering the latest information on wildfires in Northern California on this page as our small gesture to offer guidance to those affected. Please see below for more information.

 

CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX UPDATE


As of September 16, the CZU Lightning Complex fire has been 95% contained. Most residents along the southern San Mateo County coast evacuated from the CZU Lightning Complex may return to their homes. Evacuees should check an online database available at https://www.smcgov.org/smcwildfire-recovery to determine if their home is now accessible before reentering the area.

Evacuees may also call 2-1-1 to speak with a trained professional to learn if their address is in an area open as of noon today. 2-1-1 is a free service available in more than 150 languages operated in cooperation with United Way of the Area.

County officials encourage residents to exercise caution as they travel to their homes, drive safely, and obey public safety personnel. Residents are urged to yield to emergency vehicles. And please – nonresidents are urged to stay out of the area. READ MORE >>


HOTELS OFFERING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
 

BELMONT


Homewood Suites by Hilton
1201 Shoreway Road, Belmont 
650.597.2000
Website

Rate Per Night: $99
Name of Discount: Good Neighbor Rate
Reservations: Call-in or online for “Good Neighbor Rate”
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: Valid ID Required
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20


BRISBANE


DoubleTree by Hilton SFO North
5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane
415.467.4400
Website

Rate Per Night: $79
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate
Reservations: Call hotel
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: None
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking:  Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20


FOSTER CITY


Courtyard San Mateo/Foster City
550 Shell Boulevard, Foster City
650.377.0600
Website

Rate Per Night: $89
Name of Discount: Emergency Fire Evacuation Rate
Reservations: Call-in or click here for online.
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: No
Pet-Friendly: No
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 10/31/20


Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City-San Mateo
1221 Chess Drive, Foster City
650.570-5700
Website

Rate Per Night
: $99 King or Room with (2) Queen Beds
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuation Special Rate 
Reservations: Call-in
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in?  Yes
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 10/31/2020
 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Mateo-Foster City                             
1299 Chess Drive, Foster City
650.539.4600
Website

Rate Per Night
: Contact hotel
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuation Rate
Reservations: Call-in
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: Yes
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 10/31/2020
Other: Complimentary breakfast. Studios and suites with fully equipped kitchenettes/kitchens.


MILLBRAE


The Dylan Hotel at SFO
110 S. El Camino Real, Millbrae
650.697.7373
Website

Rate Per Night: n/a
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Pet Special
Reservations: n/a
Proof of address in affected area at check-in:   n/a
Pet-Friendly:  An exception will be made for fire evacuees to bring their pets. No fee required.
Parking:  Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: n/a


Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites SFO 
250 El Camino Real, Millbrae
650.259.0400
Website

Rate Per Night: $85
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate
Reservations: Call-In
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: No proof of address necessary
Pet-Friendly: No
Parking: $14.99 per night
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20
Other: Daily hot, deluxe Continental breakfast to go.


PALO ALTO


Creekside Inn Palo Alto
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650.493.2411
Website

Rate Per Night: Call hotel
Name of Discount: SFE8
Reservations: Call-in SFE8 rate
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: Valid ID Required
Pet-Friendly: No
Parking: Complimentary


Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650.857.0787
Website

Rate Per Night: $99
Name of Discount: Good Neighbor Evacuation Rate
Reservations: Call-in for “Good Neighbor Rate” or click here for online
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: Valid ID Required
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20


Dinah’s Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650.493.2844
Website

Rate Per Night
: Depends on date
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuation Special Rate
Reservations: Call-in code is EVAC. To book online, click here and enter EVAC for code.
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in? No
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20
Other: 25% off bar


Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650.843.0795
Website

Rate Per Night: $89
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate
Reservations: Call 650.843.0795 x 2003 or 2004, or contact lilyvan.ma@hilton.com or kristine.pinon@hilton.com
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: Yes
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: $14 per night
Expiration Date of Offer: None
Other: Hot plates upon request. Stays of 30+ nights subject to tax exemption.


The Nest Palo Alto
3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650.493.2760
Website

Rate Per Night: $99 for all rooms
Reservations: Call-in or book online
Pet-Friendly: Yes, with a one-time $50 fee
Parking Rate: Complimentary
Date of Offer: 9/2/20 - 10/31/2020
Other: Free WiFi, individual HVAC units, no interior corridors for added COVID-19 safety
 

SAN BRUNO


Courtyard S.F. Airport/San Bruno
1050 Bayhill Drive, San Bruno
650.952.3333
Website

Rate Per Night
: $89
Name of Discount: Emergency Fire Evacuation Rate
Reservations: Call-in or click here for online.
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: No
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 10/31/20


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO


Courtyard SFO/Oyster Point Waterfront
1300 Veterans Boulevard, South San Francisco
650.871.4100
Website

Rate Per Night: $89
Name of Discount: Emergency Fire Evacuation Rate
Reservations: Call-in or click here for online.
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: No
Pet-Friendly:  Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 10/31/20


Four Points by Sheraton
264 S. Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco
650.624.3700
Website

Rate Per Night: $79 / $99 lofts
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate
Reservations: Call-in
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: None
Pet-Friendly: No
Parking: $15 per night
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20


Hilton Garden Inn SFO North
670 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco
650.872.1515
Website

Rate Per Night: $79
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate 
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: None
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/2020


Holiday Inn Express SFO North
373 S. Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco
650.589.0600
Website

Rate Per Night: $85
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate
Reservations: Call-in
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: No proof of address necessary
Pet-Friendly: No
Parking: $12.99 per night
Expiration Date of Offer: 12/31/20
Other: Daily hot, deluxe Continental breakfast to go.


Larkspur Landing Hotel
690 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco
650.827.1515
Website

Rate Per Night: Rate subject to length of stay and accommodation selected.
Name of Discount: Fire Evacuee Special Rate
Reservations: Call hotel or contact Tina Chircop at 650-452-1014 or email tchircop@larkspurhotels.com 
Proof of address in the affected area at check-in: Valid ID Required
Pet-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Complimentary
Expiration Date of Offer: None, but subject to availability.
Other: Newly renovated Suites with full kitchen;  complimentary Internet;  new fire pit and barbeque;  complimentary self-laundry.

 



ROAD CLOSURES IN SAN MATEO COUNTY UPDATE


The following roads remain closed:

  • Canyon Road at Cloverdale Road


EVACUATION UPDATE FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY


EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:

  • Areas in San Mateo County (Zone: SMC-49)
  • Areas in San Mateo County (Zones: SMC-EO42, SMC-EO24A)
  • Areas north of Canyon Road (Zone: SMC-E98A)
  • Loma Mar and Dearborn Park areas (Zone: SMC-18A)
  • Communities of Loma Mar and Dearborn Park Area (Zone: SMC-E018B)
  • Pescadero Creek County Park area (Zone: SMC-24B)
  • Butano Creek Drainage (Zone: SMC-55)
  • Western areas of San Mateo County (Zone: SMC- 38A, SMC- 38B)


EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:

  • Butano Community area (Zone: SMC-98B) (8/18/2020 5:00 pm)
  • Butano State Park including Barranca Knolls Community (Zone: SMC-19) (8/18/2020 4:30 pm)
  • Western areas of San Mateo County (SMC-38)


Re-entry is NOT allowed in evacuated zones not included on this list.

Click here for a live evacuation map


GIVING RESOURCES


Emergency Fire Relief Fund for South Coast Families (PUENTE)

American Red Cross - Northern California Coastal Region

Beginning 08/24/2020 - new, unopened donations can be dropped off at the Event Center, Expo Hall, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • School supplies: day packs, pens, highlighters, notebooks, pencils, sharpeners, markers, clipboards, and small bottles of hand sanitizer.


Support for Animal Evacuees:

  • Peninsula Humane Society is accepting donations of pet food, cat litter, and newspapers at their Coyote Point Shelter location at 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94401, and financial donations online at https://phs-spca.org/donateonline/.
  • To donate to the Cow Palace Livestock Evacuation Center, visit www.cowpalace.com for a list of needs. 
  • To help feed and support animals evacuated by the San Mateo County Lage Animal Evacuation Group, go to www.smclaeg.org and click on the Volunteer Now button. 
  • Donate feed and supplies to support the large animal evacuees at HMB Feed & Fuel, 331 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA; 650-726-4814. Financial donations can be made online at https://smclaeg.org


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES