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Special Coverage: October Fire

Aerial post-fire interactive map

An aerial interactive map of Sonoma Valley. It is possible to zoom in on specific streets to see fire damage and to compare before and after images.

Sonoma Valley closes last evacuation center

High school evacuees were ressasigned to Red Cross centers elsewhere.

Faith grows stronger in local churches in the face of adversity

Sunday’s church gatherings included a citywide prayer service in Santa Rosa, led by those who lost homes.

Schools schools assess damage and prepare to reopen

SHVS transitions from evacuation center back to education center

New reader photos from the weekend

Share more photos by emailing lorna.sheridan@sonomanews.com.

Power returns to the Valley

While electricity is back on, gas restoration will take longer

The fight to save Buena Vista Winery

Photos of wildfires on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties.

Return to normalcy seems distant in fire-ravaged Sonoma Valley

Dozens of homes and structures have been lost and landscapes distorted. With evacuation orders still in effect for much of the Sonoma Valley, it’s a new reality relatively few have yet witnessed.

Fire burns homes outside Sonoma but winds subside

Strong winds early Saturday fanned flames outside Sonoma, burning several homes on the eastern edge of the city.

Updates: Fires in east Sonoma contained in day-long struggle

A day of fighting fires in east Sonoma, deer running down the streets and distracted drivers.

High winds threaten progress against Sonoma County wildfires

Rising winds fanned the wildfires again Saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in Sonoma and east Santa Rosa.

Sonoma: ‘It’s like a ghost town here’

Thousands of Sonoma Valley residents wait, and watch, the nearby fires.

Structures burn on Castle Road as winds push fire toward City of Sonoma

Update on the latest evacuations and the structure fires on Castle Road.

Shaken residents pack impromptu town hall meeting

Fire officials, civic leaders try to inform, assuage fears about devastating fires

Recovery plans for Sonoma and beyond already underway

Efforts to recover and rebuild already underway

Sonoma parks: ‘Scorched earth and baked soil’

Fire wallops Bouverie, singes Sugarloaf, spares Quarryhill, Jack London

Sonoma High, a harbor in the firestorm

Gym, Golton Hall, library turned into makeshift dormitories

The week Sonoma burned

Evacuations ensue – while residents face a harrowing choice: stay or flee

Red flag warning issued for Sonoma, Napa county hills

Winds as high as 30 mph are expected later today.

Evacuation update: Mandatory evacuation of eastern Sonoma now includes north of East Napa Street

Residents of Castle Road and Seventh Street East, north of Lovall Valley Road told to leave

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