The Press Democrat's photographers capture the destruction, the courageous fight against the flames, the flight of evacuees and the plight of the community.
Coffey Park is a face of fires that did the unthinkable, leaping over Highway 101 and leveling a whole community. The cleanup here has begun and soon the rebuilding. Coffey Park will return.
Scorched by deadly fires that displaced thousands, Sonoma County is faced with an unprecedented challenge as survivors look to recover and rebuild.
As the new year begins, Valley of the Moon residents are showing grit and not giving in to their losses.
They are the often forgotten fire victims — those who cleaned the houses that went up in flames, who worked the land that burned, who cooked the food and made the beds in restaurants and hotels that no longer exist — many of whom may never qualify for federal aid because they’re undocumented.
Fire destroys, and fire creates. At least that’s true in the parks and wildlands of Sonoma County affected by last fall’s fires.
Local winemakers began the new year resolute in their intention to continue put their talents to work for the industry and for fire victims.
Meet the restaurateurs who made feeding Sonoma County their mission during October's deadly fires.
Every musician has an emotional connection to their instrument. In the North Bay fires, over 10 percent of the more than 6,200 homes destroyed contained a piano.
Following the Sonoma County fires, a few local residents worked hard to collect singed pages from beloved books, burned postcards, letters and photographs and reconnect these rescued remnants of the past with their owners.