A year ago today more than 10 large very destructive wildfires were burning in Northern California. They started on October 8 and 9 pushed by very strong winds and eventually destroyed about 8,900 structures (including homes and outbuildings), burned at least 245,000 acres, and caused the deaths of 44 people.
The fires instantly made thousands of residents homeless, and while rebuilding has begun, some are still struggling.
Many received no warning or alert on their telephones and were awakened during the night by neighbors pounding on their doors or the sirens of first responders.
One year ago today, I was immersed in the most destructive fire in California history. When I watched the #tubbsfire hop Hwy 128 at Bennet Lane and roar through Franz Valley, I knew #santarosa was in trouble. This clip is from Fountaingrove. @NorthBayNews pic.twitter.com/hQqikrL4yr
— Kent Porter (@kentphotos) October 8, 2018
Below are links to articles about the impact of the fires and the recovery.
- California wildfire victims say cleanup crews add to woes
- BEFORE & AFTER: DRONEVIEW7 shows North Bay Fires devastation, recovery
- Editorial: A year after the North Bay fires, Sonoma looks back – but are we looking ahead?
- North Bay Wineries Strive For Rebirth A Year After Devastating Fires
- Cannabis grower rebuilds after devastating Nuns Fire
- Remembering The Sounds Of The Wine Country Fires
- Mini homes for North Bay fire victims