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Weary Sonoma County residents search for solace, a ring in the ashes

October 23, 2017 3:26 pm

POSTED: OCT 22 2017 06:27PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 22 2017 06:22PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Leigh Martinez/KTVU) - Some Sonoma County wildfire victims finally had a Sunday without fire and smoke. Santa Rosa resident Bruce Francisco spent his sifting through his home’s remains looking for a ring he gave his wife 20 years ago. “These air conditioners […]

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Evacuation orders lifted for portions of Glenn Ellen community

October 23, 2017 3:23 pm

POSTED: OCT 22 2017 02:50PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 13 2017 10:26PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 22 2017 02:51PM PDT GLENN ELLEN, Calif. (BCN) - Evacuation orders have been lifted in portions of the Glenn Ellen community that fall within the burn zone created by the North Bay fires, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said this afternoon. Evacuation orders have been […]

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Sonoma County: ‘There’s more love in the air than smoke’

October 18, 2017 4:49 pm

POSTED: OCT 18 2017 06:07AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 18 2017 10:52AM PDT UPDATED: OCT 18 2017 11:16AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Debora Villalon) - Smoke rising above Sonoma County’s Sugarloaf State Park is from an extensive backfiring operation, and not new wildfire. Cal Fire started the burn strategy Tuesday afternoon, sending flames shooting up along a 2 mile […]

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Bear Fire in Santa Cruz mountains claims four homes

October 18, 2017 4:45 pm

POSTED: OCT 18 2017 05:44AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 17 2017 06:19PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 18 2017 12:39PM PDT BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (Christien Kafton) - Cal Fire crews are battling the Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains for a second day on Wednesday, as the fire has burned four homes, scarred 270 acres and injured six firefighters – the […]

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Calistoga, a virtual Ghost Town, because of wine country wildfires

October 12, 2017 4:16 pm

POSTED: OCT 12 2017 12:33PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 12 2017 12:18PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 12 2017 12:48PM PDT CALISTOGA, Calif. - Allie Rasmus and Lisa Fernandez/KTVU – Except for fire crews and reporters, Calistoga remained mostly a Ghost Town on Thursday, as the city of 5,000 was placed under mandatory evacuation orders because of the Tubbs Fire. At a news conference of Napa […]

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Locating the missing in fire zone a daunting task for officials

October 12, 2017 4:11 pm

POSTED: OCT 11 2017 01:43PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 11 2017 07:25PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 12 2017 11:03AM PDT SONOMA, Calif. (KTVU) - With officials saying Wednesday that 285 people remain missing in Sonoma County alone, it remains unclear just how many people are unaccounted for in the Northern California firestorm that is now among the deadliest in state […]

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At least two dozen firefighters lose homes in wine country fires

October 12, 2017 4:07 pm

POSTED: OCT 12 2017 01:34PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 12 2017 01:33PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Alex Savidge/KTVU) - At least two dozen Bay Area firefighters lose homes in wine country fires including the home of a Novato Fire Batallion Chief whose home was destroyed in Santa Rosa. “I keep waiting to wake up from this dream,” Dmitri […]

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat: US postal worker delivers mail to scorched Santa Rosa neighborhood

October 12, 2017 4:04 pm

POSTED: OCT 12 2017 11:11AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 12 2017 01:06PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 12 2017 01:34PM PDT There have been many odd and tragic sights stemming from the wine country wildfires raging through Northern California. One of the most unusual images, however, was captured by Douglas Thron’s drone on Wednesday, showing aerial shots of a lone […]

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Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly California wildfires in wine country

October 12, 2017 4:00 pm

POSTED: OCT 12 2017 04:55AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 12 2017 07:00AM PDT UPDATED: OCT 12 2017 07:27AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - By BRIAN SKOLOFF and MICHAEL R. BLOOD Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging […]

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Dispatch calls link PG&E power lines to North Bay wild fires, cause still under investigation

October 12, 2017 3:54 pm

POSTED: OCT 11 2017 10:45PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 11 2017 10:37PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 11 2017 11:14PM PDT NAPA/ SONOMA COUNTY (KTVU) - Firefighters in Napa and Sonoma Counties called in more than a dozen reports of downed power lines, live wires, and blown transformers in just the first three hours after devastating wildfires erupted in the North Bay, according […]

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