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Special Coverage: October Wildfires
Press Democrat wins Pulitzer Prize for wildfire coverage
The Press Democrat on Monday was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the highest award in American journalism, for its coverage of the most devastating wildfires in California history.
'Please hurry up it’s really close': Speed, terror of fires revealed in 911 calls
Sonoma County released recordings of 911 calls that poured into emergency dispatchers on Oct. 8, revealing new details about the chaos that unfolded as the flames spread.
Heartache as thousands of residents return to burned neighborhoods
'I’m not trying to salvage anything except for memories,' said Michelle Poggi, one of the thousands of Santa Rosa residents allowed onto fire-ravaged properties for the first time on Friday.
Return to normalcy seems distant in fire-ravaged Sonoma Valley
With evacuation orders still in effect for much of the Sonoma Valley, it’s a new reality relatively few have yet witnessed.
Heroes, survivors describe fiery night of horror
In just over four hours, the Tubbs fire made a 12-mile run from Calistoga into a dense Santa Rosa neighborhood. Heroes and victims share their stories.
Tankers take to sky in new attack on wildfires
Smoky skies that hampered the air attack on Sonoma and Napa county wildfires have cleared somewhat, allowing a full-scale assault with tankers.
Fire surrounds Oakmont, encroaches on eastern Santa Rosa
Conditions are expected to deteriorate today amid an unprecedented battle to save thousands of Santa Rosa homes.
Firestorm leaves ‘complete devastation’
The 27,000-acre Tubbs fire laid waste to landmarks, homes, businesses and schools, burning uncontrolled into Tuesday morning with 100 people reported missing and at least seven dead in Sonoma County.
Coffey Park a terrible wasteland
Santa Rosa residents returned to find hundreds of homes burned to the ground in the subdivision west of Highway 101.