Prescribed burn planned for northwest Santa Rosa starting Tuesday

25 July 2023

Santa Rosa fire crews will conduct a prescribed burn this week on undeveloped parkland in northwest Santa Rosa.

Firefighters will be out at Youth Community Park between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as they work to burn 9 acres on the northwest corner of the park near Piner Road and Paradise Lane.

The department uses such burns to help train firefighters on how to respond to a wildfire as the height of fire season approaches, but more recently has also used them as a tool to help manage vegetation growth.

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