On March 11, 2007, a vegetation fire started near the Windy Ridge Toll Plaza of the 241 Toll Road. Fueled by heavy winds and dry vegetation, the fire spread in a southwesterly direction, burning 2,036 acres. Nearly 90 percent of Santiago Oaks Regional Park was affected by the fire. However, the land is not dead! The Park Rangers, their staff and park volunteers have worked hard to protect the park’s fragile landscape. Most of the park’s trails have been re-opened with some areas currently being revegetated and/or assessed for future public use.