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Vegetation fire in Santa Rosa

July 23, 2021

A vegetation fire was spotted at 2200 Llano Rd., in Santa Rosa with eight engines, two water tenders, five chief officers, two investigators and one dozer assisting. Sebastopol Fire Department, Gold Ridge Sonoma County and the Graton fire districts all responded. 

Redcom emergency communications center received multiple callers stating that smoke was seen in the area of the Joe Rodota Trail west of Llano Road and east of the town of Sebastopol.  The callers advised that there was possibly a vegetation fire in the area.  Fire department units from multiple agencies were dispatched to the area.

The first fire department unit arrived in the area and found smoke from a vegetation fire coming from a wooded area near the Laguna de Santa Rosa on the south side of Highway 12 and east of the Town of Sebastopol.  Fire crews had difficulty accessing the fire.  Fire department units were able to locate the fire via an address and driveway located at 2200 Llano Road.  Fire department units found a 2-acre grass and brush fire burning with a mild wind moving it in a northerly direction towards Highway 12 and the Joe Rodota Trail.

Additional fire apparatus was requested to the scene by the incident commander.  Fire crews used hose lays to surround and extinguish the fire.  A Cal Fire bulldozer arrived on scene and was used to put a control line around the fire.  The fire was fully contained at 3.2 acres in size at 17:04 hours.  No structures were threatened.  Fire crews remained on scene for several more hours extinguishing hot spots.

The fire occurred in a rural area east of the Town of Sebastopol and west of the City of Santa Rosa.  The fire occurred on a piece of land owned by the City of Santa Rosa.  The fire is currently under investigation by fire investigators but has been determined to be human caused. There were no injuries or fatalities.