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Special Coverage: October Wildfires

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.
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.

'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.
With evacuation orders still in effect for much of the Sonoma Valley, it’s a new reality relatively few have yet witnessed.

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.

Smoky skies that hampered the air attack on Sonoma and Napa county wildfires have cleared somewhat, allowing a full-scale assault with tankers.
Conditions are expected to deteriorate today amid an unprecedented battle to save thousands of Santa Rosa homes.

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.

Santa Rosa residents returned to find hundreds of homes burned to the ground in the subdivision west of Highway 101.