The Press Democrat's photographers capture the fight against the flames, the flight of evacuees and the plight of the community.
On the anniversary of the firestorm, we shine a light on those who fought through our region's darkest hours. Out of the ashes, heroes emerged - both friends and strangers.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So we turn to images to tell a story that needs to be told.
As thousands of residents return to Santa Rosa, signs of normalcy, like this farmers market, are beginning to emerge.
Looking for ways to support the fire victims? A number of fundraising events are coming up.