County of Marin - News Releases - Irving Fire

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2018

Evacuation Order Lifted for Irving Fire

Estimated 54 homes without power as containment increases near Lagunitas

Woodacre, CA – The Marin County Fire Department, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies continued to respond to the Irving Fire, just northwest of Lagunitas in rural Marin County.

Burned hillside after the Irving Fire in West MarinSmoke from the Irving Fire trails from the west side of Barnabe Ridge near Lagunitas on Tuesday.

The fire, which started at about 7 p.m. Monday, September 10, was at 152 acres and 45 percent containment by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 11. An earlier acreage estimate of 115 was adjusted Tuesday evening through the use of global positioning mapping.

All previous evacuation orders and warnings were lifted and was deemed safe for residents to return to the area. However, an estimated 54 homes were without power Tuesday night, including the following areas:

  • 200-300 block of Arroyo Road
  • 100 block of Portola Avenue
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park area
  • Equipment on Barnabe Ridge

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) estimated that homes in those areas could remain without power until 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 12. Crews were restoring power to some areas Tuesday night.

All roads previously closed – including Arroyo, Alamo, Portola and Mountain King – were reopen as of Tuesday night.

Approximately 150 firefighters supported the fire suppression effort Tuesday, including support from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CalFire), the Santa Rosa Fire Department, Sonoma Valley Fire Rescue, Tomales Volunteer Fire, Novato Fire, Ross Valley Fire, San Rafael Fire, and Kentfield Fire. In addition, Novato Fire, Ross Valley Fire and Central Marin Fire provided additional support overnight.

The wind continued to be a challenge for firefighters, causing hot spots to flare up. However, crews strengthened the fire lines within the perimeter of the blaze. Marin County Fire anticipated crews would be actively working through at least Thursday, September 13. 

Additional fire updates will be posted to the Marin County Fire Twitter account, Should a need arise to provide emergency instruction, residents would be notified via emergency notifications such as Alert Marin or Nixle. In addition, the public can call the Marin County Fire Department Fire Information Hotline at 415-473-7191. 


Jason Weber
Marin County Fire Department

33 Castle Rock Ave.
Woodacre, CA 94973
(415) 473-6717
Email: Jason Weber
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