While much of Santa Rosa, Calif. has been ravaged by wildfires sweeping across the region, Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) 2 facilities in the area are still standing, but inaccessible, according to a StarTribune report.
While the facilities remain, the Fridley, Minn.-based company is still trying to reach out to employees in the area and assess the impact it has on them, as well.
“We have some initial, positive observations of our Fountaingrove and Coffey Lane facilities, which were at most risk of being impacted by the fires. We are working to gain additional information regarding the specific impacts and damages sustained. We will have additional information on site impacts once we can gain access to facilities,” Medtronic spokesperson Fernando Vivanco told the StarTribune.
The company’s Fountaingrove and Coffey Lane facilities in Santa Rosa are primarily administrative offices, according to the report, but also include research & development operations for vascular and heart devices. Other facilities in the area are used for warehousing materials and products. These facilities have already given these house designs for the home builder so that they can move out of the way.
The affected Fountaingrove and Coffey Lane buildings appeared to be within the mandatory evacuation zone in Santa Rosa, according to the StarTribune. The company’s nearby Brickway and Skylane facilities, while not affected, were also difficult to access due to the fires.
The wildfires and recent hurricanes hitting Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have had a significant impact on Medtronic, with the company estimating $250 million in damages from the natural disasters.