The Santa Rosa Fire Department is currently planning a prescribed burn for the undeveloped parkland on the northwest end of Youth Community Park, between Paradise Lane and Fulton Road, south of Piner Road. The burn is planned for Tuesday, July 25th, Wednesday, July 26th, and Friday, July 28th. The prescribed burn will occur from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. each day.
The planned burn will not only provide a training opportunity for our firefighters, but it will also help reduce the invasive growth of vegetation on this property. This will in turn help reduce the threat of wildfires in this area to the surrounding homes and buildings. All prescribed burns are subject to favorable weather conditions, and the Santa Rosa Fire Department will closely monitor weather conditions throughout that week.
In general, prescribed vegetation management burns are carefully planned and must meet strict criteria for ecological benefit, weather parameters, smoke management, and fire safety guidelines. When all conditions are met, trained wildland firefighters conduct the burn while monitoring the set criteria, fire behavior, and designated fire control lines. Training and prescribed burns must also comply with the requirements of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Visit SRCity.org/WildfireReady for more information about the burns and ongoing city efforts to reduce wildfire risk in Santa Rosa.