Sonoma County Fire 2017
Wildfire jumped from wildlands into Santa Rosa, one of the largest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Oct. 8. In the end, 24 people lost their lives and more than 5,000 homes were destroyed displacing thousands in Sonoma County alone.

This is where I live and work. My job at The Press Democrat took me to the frontlines of the blazes and to the response mounted by municipal, county, state and federal agencies.

Here are some photos I took documenting the carnage in what is now the most destructive wildfire in California’s history.
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