Please report any smoke or fire by calling 911.
Residents within our Willdland Urban Interface areas of Santa Rosa are encouraged to review the following information and help reduce the threat of a significant wildfire. This includes portions of our City such as Oakmont, Wild Oak, White Oak, Fountaingrove, Annadel Heights, Bennett Valley Heights, Fairway Estates & Skyhawk.
Is your landscaping a fire waiting to happen? Use fire-resistive vegetation around your home. What to avoid? Cypress, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Palms and Pines
Do you have a proper defensible space around your home? The goal is for fuel reduction. It is recommended that defensible space around a structure to extend for at least 100 feet in all directions. This means plants are selectively thinned and pruned to reduce the combustible fuel mass of the remaining plants.
Follow the zone rules:
Zone 1 – the 1st 30 ft. in this zone should be "low, lean and green."
Zone 2 – 30 -100 ft. is the "Reduced Fuel Zone" around a structure needs to have fuels/vegetation separated vertically and horizontally depending on the vegetation type. This is done by: thinning, pruning, and removal of selected vegetation; and ‘limbing-up’ trees (6ft. from ground) from the lower vegetation and the lateral separation of tree canopies so they do not touch one another so fire cannot ‘jump’.
For information on the Weed Abatement Program, please CLICK HERE
Defensible Space http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
Ready Set, Go vegetation management http://readysetgooc.org/vegetation-management/
Ready, Set, Go (videos) http://readysetgooc.org/