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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Old Redwood Highway

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UPDATE (6/23/22 @ 8:00 a.m.)The Santa Rosa Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE and Caltrans, will conduct a controlled burn on a 9.73-acre State-owned parcel located to the west of Old Redwood Highway just north of Mendocino Avenue this Saturday,...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa, from 10AM to 10PM Tuesday. The NWS considers this a Moderate to High Heat Risk event. 

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

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UPDATE: Heat Advisory Issued - The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to a Heat Advisory for the same time period for ALL of Santa Rosa. A new graphic has been provided to replace the the previous one.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Declares Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares today, June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. Despite another round of late season rains, recent fire activity and above average temperature this week make the de...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Know Your Emergency Alerts

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With the recent fire activity locally and the start of Fire Season in Santa Rosa on June 6, it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Some of these syst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation following late season rains in and around Santa Rosa. Winds can spread a wildfire quickly and can make it difficult for firefighters to control. During fire season...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department to Declare Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been determined following late season rains and based on drought conditions, current weather and long-rang...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Thursday (5/19) through Friday (5/20)

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for the North Bay Interior Mountains from tonight (Thursday 5/19) at 11 PM to tomorrow (Friday 5/20) at 2 PM. Northerly winds in the hills may lead to power outages due to downed limbs or trees. Although a Red Flag Warning ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s in...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 30, 2021

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s by...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Weak/Moderate Atmospheric River Forecasted & Wind Advisory 7PM Mon (11/8) thru 3AM Tue (11/9)

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A weak to potentially moderate atmospheric river with gusty winds is forecasted for today and into Tuesday (11/9). According to the National Weather Service, it still appears the North Bay will pick up the most precipitation from this storm. Up to 3&r...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2021 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The city of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2021 wildfire season in Santa Rosa. While conditions around the region and state currently vary, locally, Santa Rosa received roughly 11 inches of rain in the month of October a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 24, 2021

Flood Advisory in Effect Until 10:15 AM, 10/24

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The NWS has issued a Flood Advisory for eastern Sonoma County lasting until 10:15 AM this morning, Sunday 10/24 due to poor drainage caused by current intense rainfall. 

Overflowing poor drainage areas are causing urban and small stream flooding i...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Burn Areas in Effect from Sat., 10/23 through Sun., 10/24

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 fire burn scar areas in Napa and Sonoma counties, including for both the interior valleys and mountains. The Watch is in effect from late Saturday night, Oct. 23 through Sunday eveni...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Burn Areas in Effect from Sat., 10/23 through Sun., 10/24

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 fire burn scar areas in Napa and Sonoma counties, including for both the interior valleys and mountains. The Watch is in effect from late Saturday night, Oct. 23 through Sunday eveni...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (10/19) through Wednesday (10/20)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Valleys Including Santa Rosa from 8 PM Tuesday (10/19) to 4 AM Wednesday (10/20).

* WHAT… South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected, locally up to or exceeding 50 mph in the windiest...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for North Bay Valleys and Mountains

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*RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS FROM 11PM SUNDAY (10/10) TO 5PM TUESDAY (10/12)*The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty north to northeast winds and low humidity. This replaces the Fire Weather Watch.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Debris Removal Program Clears Final Parcels After 2020 Wildfires

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State and local officials announced on Friday, October 1, 2021, the completion of major wildfire debris removal operations on 243 parcels in Sonoma County associated with the 2020 LNU Lightning Complex and Glass fires. The final parcels cleared were part ...

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Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: September 28, 2021

September 28th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

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UPDATE 9/29/21 AT 12:00 P.M.

Gusty offshore winds and dry conditions will lead to locally critical fire weather conditions across the interior North Bay Mountains. Locally gusty north to northeast winds overnight will coincide with poor humidity recoveries...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

September 17th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

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UPDATE 9/19/21 AT 10:00 A.M. 

The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning which will be in effect from tonight, September 19, at 11PM through Monday, September 20, at 8PM. Dry northerly offshore ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for Dry Lightning Issued for ALL of Sonoma County

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UPDATE 9/9/21 AT 11:30 A.M.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will go into effect from 5PM today (Thursday, 9/9) to 11AM tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) for the potential of dry lightning and gusty/erratic winds. Thunderstorm chances will increase late this a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

August 18th Red Flag Warning Canceled Early

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UPDATE 8/18/21 AT 12:00 P.M.

Winds have subsided in the North Bay Mountains which allowed the National Weather Service to cancel the Red Flag Warning a little early. Little to no winds materialized in the Santa Rosa area as of noon today. Residents in Sono...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

July 19th Red Flag Warning Canceled for Dry Lightning

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UPDATE 7/19/21 at 8:00 a.m.

CANCELED: RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELED FOR DRY LIGHTNING

The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning. Convection no longer looks favorable for the region so they have canceled the Red Flag Warning which include...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

CANCELED: Alert & Warning Exercise on 7/20

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UPDATE 7/19/21 at 8:00 a.m.

CANCELED: RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELED FOR DRY LIGHTNING

The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning. Convection no longer looks favorable for the region so they have canceled the Red Flag Warning which include...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

PG&E Begins Tree Hauling Program for Glass and LNU Lightning Complex Fires

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Property owners with fallen trees left on their property that PG&E felled following the Glass Fire now have option of getting them removed by PG&E

Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Cooling Center to Open, Excessive Heat Advisory Thru Sunday Night (7/11/21)

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys which is in effect from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Santa Rosa. The NWS considers this a moderate heat risk event in the Santa...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning 12PM Friday (7/9) through 11PM Sunday (7/11)

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Update: 7.9.21

*UPDATE - Heat Advisory Issued For North Bay Valleys* 

The National Weather Service has now issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Sant Rosa. T...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

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City staff working on Glass Fire recovery efforts will host a virtual community meeting for residents within the Glass Fire burn scar area in the Santa Rosa City limits on Wednesday, January 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is meant for those ...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

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Wildfire can leave burned areas with little or no vegetation and an impaired ability to absorb rainwater, resulting in increased rainwater runoff, and a significantly higher risk of flooding and debris or mudflows. With risk still high for hazards, the Co...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 19, 2020

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

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The City wants to ensure that ALL property owners within the Glass Fire burn scar area are aware that the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program ALSO includes the removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

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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... Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

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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... Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Support and Supply Stations

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Re-entry Materials, Supplies Available for Residents Returning to Burned Areas

Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit  supply and support stations (also called commodity points of distribution or CPODs) operated b...

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Glass Fire Recovery