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The dwindling ranks of firefighters in volunteer companies proved indispensable protecting structures and saving lives.
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Fountaingrove residents return, vow to rebuild
Departing firefighters hailed by grateful residents
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Fund for North Bay fire victims tops $10 million in donations
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County faces long road to recovery

Will Sonoma County and Santa Rosa bounce back from the fires — as the “Sonoma Strong,” T-shirts say — or will they be scarred for decades to come? The answer depends much on who stays and how quickly the region can rebuild. As the last flames are put out, the race is on.

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Columnist Kerry Benefield revisits her childhood neighborhood, destroyed two weeks ago by fire, and tries to assess Santa Rosa’s unmeasurable loss.
An Oakmont resident was cleaning his yard when an engine company from Pasadena stopped at the curb and its crew took over.
A new map from Cal Fire shows the status of individual damaged and destroyed structures in Sonoma County.
A team of volunteers have been collecting reports of lost and found animals, working around the clock to help connect families with their pets.
Amputee Lilly Biagnini appeared on 'Ellen' this week with her mom to talk about their experience during last week's fire.
There are several good options in Santa Rosa including those with a washer/dryer, pool, workout center and more.
See how the recent fires measure up against some of the largest North Coast fires of the past half century.
During evacuation, most local residents grabbed things they knew they would need. But a hole punch or light sabers? See some of the stranger things people grabbed.
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