The Sonoma County Fairgrounds has been converted to house evacuees, an animal shelter, the command center for Cal-Fire, a media center, temporary home to hundreds of fire fighters and their fire fighting equipment and so much more.
When fire threatened her property, Glen Ellen resident Liz Bohan rounded up and evacuated her 24 sheep, then set up a Facebook group for people evacuating large animals and livestock. Within minutes, rescue resources started flooding in.
Firefighters from across the nation and globe and officers from across the state helped reinforce California National Guard troops and others called in to help in Sonoma County’s largest natural disaster.
Tens of thousands of acres of wildlands and interface areas were blackened this past week and some are still burning, but there was also some good news on park lands that so far, have escaped unscathed.