7:30 a.m. — Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa re‑opened Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
The hospital had been closed since Oct. 9, as the Tubbs fire swept into Santa Rosa and hospital employees evacuated patients as fire ravaged nearby neighborhoods.
“We are open,” said employee Catrina Vasquez. “It feels great to get back to normal and be helping the community, We already have two patients. We are trucking.”
The Sheriff’s Office said the hospital would be fully operational from the start of the day. Access to Sutter is from Mark West Springs Road and Highway 101.
Fire officials early Tuesday released new statistics on two of the deadly ongoing fires.
The Tubbs fire centered in Santa Rosa now is at 82 percent containment, up from 75 percent Monday night. The fire has burned 36,432 acres.
The Atlas fire in Napa County is 77 percent contained and 51,064 acres.