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North Bay Fires, 2017

Collected by: Sonoma County Library

Archived since: Nov, 2017

Description:

The week of October 8th, 2017, devastating firestorms swept through Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Local arts, history, media, government and educational organizations responded by creating the Sonoma County Fire Project, an effort to document the fires, the immediate response, impact and aftermath, and the recovery and rebuilding process. This web archive, managed by Sonoma County Library, represents one facet of the larger collecting effort to capture some of the stories, images, social media communication, videos, and maps that circulated during the fires and the 12 months following. It specifically focuses on the websites of local non-profits, neighborhood organizations, and emergency response agencies; local press coverage; and blogs, Facebook groups and popular Twitter hashtags. The dual purpose of the collection is to gather ephemeral digital documentation of this life-changing event for future learning as well as to encourage healing and foster resilience by capturing signs of regrowth and rebuilding. PHOTO CREDIT: photographer Kent Porter of the Press Democrat. See full fire coverage at : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/topics/?t=sonomacountyfires PHOTO CAPTION: Bill Stites watches his neighborhood burn in Fountaingrove, Monday Oct. 9, 2017 in Santa Rosa.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Government - Counties Sonoma County (Calif.), Wildfires

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Title: The Fies Files

URL: http://brianfies.blogspot.com/

Description: The blog of Brian Fies, graphic novelist and resident of Larkfield, who lost his house to the fires. He created webcomic "A Fire Story" about his experience, which appears as a separate title in this collection.

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Title: A Fire Story, COMPLETE

URL: http://brianfies.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-fire-story-complete.html

Description: A webcomic created by graphic novelist Brian Fies about his firsthand account of the fires. It was published in two parts; the complete story is available in this blog post. "A Fire Story" was nominated for a 2018 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic by the Small Press Expo.

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Title: Fire Safe Occidental

URL: http://firesafeoccidental.org/

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Title: Sonoma State University's "Latest Updates" on October 26, 2017

URL: http://news.sonoma.edu/article/latest-updates/

Description: "Latest Updates" is a webpage under SSU News. This edition contains a link to NomaCares FAQs, the university's webpage on fire-related resources and support for students.

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Title: "Santa Rosa After the Tubbs Fire"

URL: http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/2017/11/24/santa-rosa-after-the-tubbs-fire/

Description: A blog post by Santa Rosa resident Roland Dodds - an educator, researcher, father, and regular contributor to the blogging community Ordinary Times, where this article appeared.

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Title: FEMA Brings First 26 Trailers to Sonoma County Fairgrounds

URL: http://radio.krcb.org/post/fema-brings-first-26-trailers-sonoma-county-fairgrounds/

Description: KRCB North Bay Public Media news article on FEMA housing in Santa Rosa.

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Title: The Forgotten Fires of Fountaingrove and Coffey Park

URL: http://santarosahistory.com/wordpress/2017/10/the-forgotten-fires-of-fountaingrove-and-coffey-park/

Description: Santa Rosa History blog post on lesser known fires in the city's history.

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Title: The Forgotten Great Fire of 1870

URL: http://santarosahistory.com/wordpress/2018/05/the-forgotten-great-fire-of-1870/

Description: Santa Rosa History blog post on an 1870 fire that took a similar path to the 2017 fires.

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Title: Sonoma Fire Info

URL: http://sonomafireinfo.org/

Description: A formerly active website organized by volunteers that provided up-to-date and verified information regarding the fires in Sonoma County

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Title: Sonoma County Fires - Found Photos

URL: http://sutterlaird.com/firephotos/

Description: Project to collect, scan, and restore photos and documents found in or near the burn areas, with the goal of returning them to their owners.

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Title: UndocuFund

URL: http://undocufund.org/

Description: Fund to support the needs of undocumented families affected by the fires

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Title: Bob on Sonoma blog

URL: http://wineinsonoma.blogspot.com/

Description: Blog on wine and the county's wine industry by a local enthusiast. Includes several posts on the impact of the fires on the wine industry.

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Title: A Holiday from the Ashes

URL: http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/12/03/

Description: Non Sequitur comic by Wiley on donating to the Redwood Credit Union's North Bay Fire Relief Fund

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Title: KSRO North Bay Fire Information

URL: http://www.ksro.com/2017/10/18/north-bay-fire-information/

Description: Local radio station's posted updates of information in the days immediately following the fires. Includes audio files and videos under the Videos field listed below

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Title: Interview: KSRO’s Steve Reuter on Rebuilding His Home After the Fires

URL: http://www.ksro.com/2018/04/18/interview-ksros-steve-reuter-on-rebuilding-his-home-after-the-fires/

Description: Pat Kerrigan interviews Mr. Reuter about the rebuilding process. Click "play" to access the audio file.

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Title: North Bay Fire Images story map

URL: http://www.northbayfire.org/

Description: A crowdsourced map of photos taken in and around the North Bay between October 8th and October 30th, 2017

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Title: Petrified Forest website

URL: http://www.petrifiedforest.org/

Description: A "fire update" from the Petrified Forest in Calistoga, CA

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Title: The Press Democrat website

URL: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/

Description: The website of the online edition of the daily newspaper published in Santa Rosa, CA. The Press Democrat won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the 2017 fires. Click on "Fire Coverage" from the menu to view news articles pertaining to the fires.

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Title: Northern California Wildfires - San Francisco Chronicle

URL: http://www.sfchronicle.com/north-bay-fires/

Description: Webpage of fire coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle. Click on specific article and scroll down the page to read each article.

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Title: Once burned, Jack London’s estate dodges fires

URL: http://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/article/Once-burned-Jack-London-s-estate-dodges-fires-12350349.php

Description: San Francisco Chronicle article on fire response by staff of the Jack London Historic State Park in Glen Ellen, CA

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Title: Wine Country fire of 1964: Eerie similarities to this week's tragedy

URL: http://www.sfchronicle.com/thetake/article/Wine-Country-fire-of-1964-Eerie-similarities-to-12267643.php#photo-14320533

Description: Add San Francisco Chronicle's online article comparing the 1964 Hanly fire to the 2017 fires featuring maps and photos from the newspaper's archives. Scroll down page to see photos and article.

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Title: These Restaurateurs Were Heroes During the Fires, Now They Need Your Help

URL: http://www.sonomamag.com/heroic-efforts-restaurateurs-sonoma-restaurants-still-need-support/

Description: Article from Sonoma Magazine on restaurateurs affected by the fires

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Title: How to Help a Friend Who Lost Their Home in a Fire

URL: http://www.sonomamag.com/how-to-help-a-friend-who-lost-their-home-in-a-fire/

Description: Article that appeared in Sonoma Magazine featuring advice from the author whose family survived the 2015 Valley Fire

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Title: Gimme Shelter: North Bay Housing after the Fires, with Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey

URL: https://calmatters.org/articles/gimme-shelter-podcast-north-bay-housing-fire/

Description: Cal Matters website features an episode of the Gimme Shelter podcast about how the fires will impact the housing crisis. Live link available on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/matt-levin-4

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Title: NorCal Fires Google Crisis Response Map

URL: https://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2017-tubbs-fire/

Description: Map layers show fire outline, public shelter locations, public alerts, and air quality. Data gathered from EPA.gov and CAL Fire. Live link available: https://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2017-tubbs-fire

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Title: Heroes Among Us

URL: https://heroesamongus.sutterhealth.org/

Description: Video stories of Sutter Health staff about the teamwork to evacuate the hospital and support the community's recovery

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Title: Sonoma State's Response to the Fires

URL: https://news.sonoma.edu/sonoma-states-response-fires/

Description: News updates related to the fires issued October 9th through 17th by the university

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Title: ROC Sonoma website

URL: https://rocsonomacounty.org/

Description: Rebuilding Our Community (ROC) Sonoma is a collaborative network that addresses the long-term recovery needs related to the disastrous 2017 Sonoma County Fires.

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Title: Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency website

URL: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Office-of-Recovery-and-Resiliency/

Description: Created by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in December 2017, the Office of Recovery and Resiliency will work with the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors to develop a strategy for helping the county rebuild from the October 2017 wildfires. Includes press releases from December 2017 forward.

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Title: Sonoma County Rises website

URL: https://sonomacountyrises.org/

Description: The website of a group of concerned citizens formed following the fires with the mission of elevating the community voice to promote a more equitable and resilient Sonoma County.

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Title: Sonoma County Job Link - Recovery Response

URL: https://sonomawib.org/

Description: Website providing recovery resources for unemployed and employers

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Title: After the Fire: HP Archivist Pledges to Rebuild What She Can

URL: https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/geek-life/history/after-the-fire-hp-archivist-pledges-to-rebuild-what-she-can/

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Title: City of Santa Rosa website

URL: https://srcity.org

Description: Official website of the City of Santa Rosa

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Title: Santa Rosa Fire Department's Twitter feed

URL: https://twitter.com/SantaRosaFire/

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Title: #coffeypark - Twitter Search

URL: https://twitter.com/hashtag/coffeypark/

Description: A search on Twitter for news related to the Coffey Park neighborhood

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Title: Press Democrat photographer Kent Porter's Twitter feed

URL: https://twitter.com/kentphotos?lang=en/

Description: Kent Porter, staff photographer for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, captured numerous memorable images in the aftermath of the fires and circulated these and others on his Twitter feed.

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Title: #TubbsFire - Twitter Search

URL: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TubbsFire&src=tyah/

Description: A search on Twitter for news related to the Tubbs Fire

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Title: #nunsfire - Twitter Search

URL: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nunsfire&src=tyah/

Description: A search on Twitter for news related to the Nuns Fire

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Title: "One Month Later"

URL: https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/11/09/one-month-later/

Description: Article by KQED Arts' Senior Editor and Santa Rosa resident Gabe Meline

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Title: coffeystrong.com

URL: https://www.coffeystrong.com/

Description: A website built for Coffey Park, by Coffey Park, intended as an informational resource for Coffey Park residents affected by the October wildfires.

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Title: Calif. Fires Destroy HP Archive Documents

URL: https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1332537#

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Title: Santa Rosa Fire Department's Facebook page

URL: https://www.facebook.com/SantaRosaFD/

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Title: Bennett Valley Strong

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/208796179660535/about/

Description: Facebook group with contributions from Bennett Valley residents on local fire information

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Title: North Bay Fires Me to You Facebook group

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/474852372900752/

Description: A Facebook group linking people who are in need with neighbors who have things to donate

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Title: Santa Rosa Firestorm Update Facebook group

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/586292148428439/

Description: A group originally created for Santa Rosa residents to obtain and share information about the firestorm of October 8th, 2017. The group changed its name to Northern California Firestorm Update in August 2018 to expand its mission to serving information for all Northern California fires.

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Title: Santa Rosa Firestorm Update Facebook group

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/586292148428439/about/

Description: A group originally created for Santa Rosa residents to obtain and share information about the firestorm of October 8th, 2017. The group changed its name to Northern California Firestorm Update in August 2018 to expand its mission to serving information for all Northern California fires.

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Title: Sonoma Developmental Center - Eldridge - Facebook page

URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sonoma-Developmental-Center-Eldridge-742126489233255/posts/?ref=page_internal/

Description: Includes photos of a commemoration ceremony for the Eldridge Fire Department who protected the campus from the fires and coordinated the evacuation.

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Title: Sonoma County Sheriff's Facebook page

URL: https://www.facebook.com/sonoma.sheriff/

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Title: Go Fund Me page for the Shepherd Family

URL: https://www.gofundme.com/Kai-Kressa-Sara-and-Jon/

Description: The Shepherd family lost two children, Kai and Kressa, to the Redwood Valley fire (Mendocino County).

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Title: Northern California Fire Relief - Go Fund Me campaigns

URL: https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirerelief/

Description: Fundraising campaigns for fire relief

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Title: KQED Arts: Up from the Ashes

URL: https://www.kqed.org/arts/series/up-from-the-ashes/

Description: A series telling the stories of the many Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa county artists, chefs and other creatives who are, or aren't, rebounding from the damage after their loss — and of those lending their talents to the resilience effort for healing and recovery.

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Title: Fleeing the Fires in Sonoma County

URL: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/fleeing-the-fires-in-sonoma-county/

Description: Local author Emma Cline relays her first impressions of the fires

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Title: Where the fires in Northern California came from, and what lies ahead

URL: https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/where-the-fires-in-northern-california-came-from-and-what-lies-ahead/

Description: Miller shares residents' impressions in the immediate aftermath of the fires

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Title: PG&E Restores Nearly All Electric Customers, Gains Access to Additional 6,000 Homes and Businesses as it Continues Restoration Efforts in Wildfire Zones

URL: https://www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/newsdetails/index.page?title=20171017_pge_restores_nearly_all_electric_customers_gains_access_to_additional_6000_homes_and_businesses_as_it_continues_restoration_efforts_in_wildfire_zones

Description: News update from PG&E

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Title: PG&E Contributes $1 Million to Launch Funding Challenge as Part of Respond, Rebuild and Resilience Strategy for California Communities

URL: https://www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/newsdetails/index.page?title=20171113_pge_contributes_1_million_to_launch_funding_challenge_as_part_of_respond_rebuild_and_resilience_strategy_for_california_communities

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Title: Interactive map: The Tubbs Fire's deadly path hour by hour

URL: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedia/8752772-181/interactive-map-the-tubbs-fires

Description: Multimedia map and timeline of the Tubbs fire as it unfolded. This file was captured using Webrecorder.

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Title: Fire camera mounted above path of deadly Sonoma County blaze

URL: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9187156-181/fire-camera-mounted-above-path?sba=AAS&artslide=0

Description: Article details the work across the county to install cameras atop high peaks to enable public fire monitoring.

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Title: Press Democrat Special Coverage: October Firestorm Anniversary

URL: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/topics/?t=october_firestorm_anniversary

Description: News coverage on the anniversary of the fires by the main county newspaper

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Title: Storytime Thread. Tell us what 10/9/17 was like for you, if you like.

URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/santarosa/comments/78xa8k/storytime_thread_tell_us_what_10917_was_like_for/

Description: A thread on Reddit where residents were invited to share their stories about the fires

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Title: Reveal - website for The Center for Investigative Reporting

URL: https://www.revealnews.org/page/2/?0&s=wildfires/

Description: A series of stories on the topic of wildfires called America's Ring of Fire

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Title: The Response podcast episode 3: The impact of Northern California fires on the undocumented community

URL: https://www.shareable.net/blog/the-response-podcast-episode-3-impact-of-Northern-California-fires-undocumented-community/

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Title: City of Sonoma - The Love in the Air

URL: https://www.sonomacity.org/theloveintheair/

Description: City of Sonoma webpage on The Love in the Air project that brought together local arts organizations, schools, businesses, and residents of all ages to create tangible expressions of their emotions and perspectives in the fire's aftermath, using words or artwork on hearts.

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Title: Sonoma County Recovers website

URL: https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/

Description: Official information site on fire recovery resources for Sonoma County

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Title: Sonoma Ecology Center website

URL: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/

Description: An organization dedicated to environmental education and stewardship of the Sonoma Valley. The website features fire recovery information and projects.

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Title: The California Inmates Fighting the Wine Country Wildfires

URL: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/10/23/the-california-inmates-fighting-the-wine-country-wildfires/

Description: The Marshall Project features non-profit journalism about criminal justice. This blog post follows a team of inmates who fought the October fires.

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Title: Volunteer Center of Sonoma County website

URL: https://www.volunteernow.org/volunteer/

Description: Organizing volunteers to help with fire recovery

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Title: Bus video captures flames, fear in evacuation from Tubbs Fire

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLJTpo1qsFtOtPjMzjBFfiQWuNdQOMHkti&time_continue=10&v=diT3Tqevkz4

Description: Newly released footage from October 2017 that shows the harrowing escape of Brookdale Fountaingrove residents as the city bus used in their evacuation drives through the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.

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Title: KTVU Raw video: Santa Rosa Fire

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UDoR50g0cA

Description: Raw video footage of the October 2017 fires by San Francisco television station KTVU

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Title: Firefighter perspective - Tubbs Fire Santa Rosa

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCNSDk7fyYE

Description: Berkeley firefighters released dramatic video showing what they saw as they arrived to help Santa Rosa fight the Tubbs Fire

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Title: Sonoma County Day of Remembrance video recording

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8jyPJyda5E/

Description: A community-wide gathering on Saturday, October 28, 2017, remembering those who passed away from the North Bay Fire Storms, supporting the thousands of neighbors who lost their homes and businesses, and expressing thanks to the countless community heroes who were called to duty in our darkest hours.

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Title: Santa Rosa fires: First hours of the devastating Tubbs fire in 9 minutes

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Udu6hh-9U&feature=player_embedded/

Description: Press Democrat reporter Ken Porter's video of the first hours of the fire. Published in PD 11/13/17

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Title: Bouverie Preserve devasted by California wildfires

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSZK1J1XUv0

Description: TO VIEW THIS VIDEO, click on the "2 Videos captured" link below, and then click "Watch" next to the second video listed. The 535-acre Bouverie Preserve in Sonoma County was devastated by wildfires in October of 2017. Dr. Sasha Perleman, a fire ecologist, explains the role prescribed and controlled burns can play in reducing the impact of wildfires.

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