This page is meant to keep Glass Fire survivors of the City of Santa Rosa informed about next steps in the recovery process and to provide access to important resources. Fire survivors that reside within the unincorporated county, should visit
  1. Cal OES Logo

    Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires

    The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020. Additional Info...
  2. News Flash_City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

    City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set June 1, 2021 as the deadline for completion of private cleanup of fire debris. Read on...
  3. NF_Skyhawk OS Open

    Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

    Final assessment of Skyhawk Open Space determined the area was safe to reopen and the fencing has been removed for public access. The Fawn Drive pathway remains closed while repairs are completed to the damaged pedestrian bridge. Read More...
  4. City and County Logos

    Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Feb. 15

    The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the state consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended again to February 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Additional Info...
  5. News Flash_Flash Flood Watch_1.27.21

    Flash Flood Watch RE-ISSUED Through Thursday (1/28)

    The National Weather Service has re-issued a Flash Flood Watch that is now in effect and is specific to the burn areas of Sonoma County. This includes the Glass Fire burn area. Read on...
  6. News Flash_Wind Advisory_1.25.21

    Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (1/26) through Wednesday (1/27)

    The National Weather Service has UPGRADED the High Wind Watch to a WIND ADVISORY for the Bay Area including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 PM Tuesday (1/26) through 7 AM Wednesday (1/27). Read on...
  7. State Debris Operations Dashboard

    New Dashboard Available for Tracking State’s Debris Removal Program

    Glass Fire Survivors who submitted an ROE can find details on cleanup activity happening on their property with this tool. Read on...
  8. NewsFlash_Zoom Meeting

    Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

    The meeting is meant for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire AND for those who live in the impacted area and want to be kept informed on progress during recovery. Read on...
  9. Burned Storm Drain

    Burned Underground Storm Drain Pipes Discovered in Skyhawk Open Space Area

    Recent heavy rain revealed a burned underground storm drain pipe, a result of the Glass Fire, which was discovered by staff in the Skyhawk Open Space area on Monday, Jan. 4. Read on...
  10. CivicPlus_NewsFlash_CountyRainReadyMap

    Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

    County of Sonoma Rain Ready Map helps residents assess potential hazards for their properties to be better prepared for a rain event. Read on...
  11. City and County Logos

    Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Jan. 15

    The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the state consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended to January 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Read on...
  12. News Flash_Phase 2 Exemption

    Minor Burn Debris Removal/Cleanup

    If your property contains ONLY minor burned debris, you will need to apply for an exemption from Phase 2 debris removal and follow cleanup protocols outlined by the City Read on...
  13. City and County Logos

    FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Registration Center Closing

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mobile Registration Intake Center at Maria Carrillo High School will be closing December 9th due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. Read on...
  14. City and County Logos

    Virtual Recovery Town Hall for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fire Debris Removal

    Fire survivors & property owners impacted by the Glass, Meyers & Walbridge fires are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on 12/2 at 5pm to learn more about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the CA Office of Emergency Services. Read on...
  15. City and County Logos

    Debris Removal Progress Map for Glass, Walbridge and Meyers Fires Now Available

    State’s debris removal program set to begin December 1 in Sonoma County. Property owners urged to submit Right of Entry forms as soon as possible. Read on...
  16. GlassFire - Trees CivicPlus NewsFlash-01

    Fire-Damaged Hazard Trees on Private Property Eligible for CA’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

    Removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there is a burned structure on the property, can be included with the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program Read on...
  17. Water Wattles - Glass Fire News Flash

    No Cost Wattles Available for Fire Impacted Properties to Prevent Storm Water Pollution

    With anticipated winter rains, it is critical that property owners in the Glass Fire burn areas, or downhill of burned areas, have preventative measure in place now to prevent ash, debris, and sediment from entering local creeks and waterways. Read on...
  18. City and County Logos

    Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

    Sonoma County Environmental Health and the City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with CalRecycle and Cal OES, will hold a webinar training on Fire Debris Removal for contractors and waste haulers on Nov. 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Additional Info...
  19. City and County Logos

    FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Opening Friday, 11/6, for Glass Fire

    Center to provide fire survivors with onsite support with registering for federal disaster aid Read on...
  20. City and County Logos

    State's Phase 2 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

    Right of Entry Form for Phase 2 of State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program now available for Walbridge, Meyers and Glass Fire survivors and is due by 12/15 Read on...
  21. City and County Logos

    State Initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Glass Fire

    Virtual Town Hall Nov. 2 for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fires Debris Removal Read on...
  22. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

    Sonoma, Napa, and Shasta Counties added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state’s response to wildfires. Those impacted are now eligible for support, including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services. Read More
  23. News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

    Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

    Residents whose homes were destroyed by the LNU or Glass Fires are encouraged to take action to preserve their voting options. Learn about the two options for updating voting information through the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Additional Info...
  24. News Flash_Rain-Ready Property

    Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Read on...
  25. News Flash_Supply and Support Station

    Support and Supply Stations

    Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit supply and support stations operated by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa to receive critical safety information and equipment. Read on...
  26. Glass Fire Evacuation Order Timestamp Map News Flash

    Filing Claim for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Incurred Due to Mandatory Evacuation

    The City has created a map that identifies when each zone in the City limits was under mandatory evacuation during the Glass Fire Read on...
  27. News Flash_Glass Fire Recovery

    Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

    The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the Glass Fire. Read on...
  28. City and County Logos

    County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

    Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. Read on...
  29. News Flash_Damage Assessment Map

    Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

    Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online. Read on...

Reentry into Burned Areas

Once it is safe for you to return to your property, it is important that you closely follow reentry protocols. For destroyed properties or those that are substantially burned, this includes following the latest Health Order that requires use of personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks, and that prohibits residents from starting cleanup before receiving permission from the County of Sonoma's Department of Health Services. 

Property Tagging

Upon returning to your property you will see one of three different tags posted by the City of Santa Rosa’s Building Department – a Green Tag, a Yellow Tag, or a Red Tag. Depending on how your property is tagged, it will determine if it is habitable or not.

Houses that do not have a tag were NOT inspected and are assumed to be safe, due to no surrounding damaged structures or vegetation. Vegetation may have burned up to the building and did not appear to have caused damage. If damage is suspected or discovered, please follow the guidance available below in the section titled "Steps to Perform a Full Assessment and Necessary Repairs" or download the guidance HERE.

Those tags include:

Safe for Occupancy

  • Lawful occupancy permitted
  • Structure is is safe to live in
Habitable, Repairs Necessary

  • Lawful occupancy permitted
  • Structure is safe to live in; however, the home needs repairs that will require permits from the City
Do Not Enter / Limited Entry

  • Structure is destroyed or unsafe
  • Do NOT enter or occupy
  • Red Tags with “Do Not Enter” mean the occupants may NOT enter the property for any purpose
  • Red Tags with “Limited Entry” allow the occupants to access the property to search for valuables at THEIR OWN RISK.