At least 2,800 structures lost in Santa Rosa fire

A home off Rincon Ridge at Fountaingrove Parkway was gutted, along with all but a few on the east side of Fountaigrove. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2017


A Press Democrat estimate of the homes and structures lost in the Santa Rosa neighborhoods of Coffey Park and Fountaingrove show five times the official number still being claimed four days after the still-active Tubbs fire raced through.

At least 1,000 homes and structures were lost in Coffey Park, including entire blocks along Barnes Road and Hopper Avenue.

In Fountaingrove, at least 500 homes along the winding, formerly tree-lined street are destroyed.

Officials maintained on Wednesday 576 homes and structures were lost, but Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey said that more than 2,800 structures, including homes and businesses, had been destroyed in the city.

State Farm Insurance reported Thursday morning that nearly 1,900 homeowner insurance claims and more than 700 auto insurance claims have been filed as a result of the ongoing Northern California wildfires.

The majority of those claims have come from the North Bay.