Special Coverage: October Fire

Wildfire's impact on Sonoma wine industry

“The most significant impact on the North Coast wine industry was an immediate and temporary slow-down of visitors to the region,” said Honore Comfort, SSU Wine Business Executive in Residence.

County to sue PG&E over wildfires

PG&E, the dominant utility across Northern California, now faces a widening legal battle over its alleged connection with the fires.

Sonoma Gives: Spared major damage, Glen Ellen inn owners give back

Without the heroics of firefighters and friends, Glen Ellen's Beltane Ranch would be ash, so owners transformed their annual November zinfandel release party into a community love fest.

Study to focus on post-Sonoma County fire pollution

Researchers are looking for markers in the ash and air that might predict toxicity and health effects.

In Glen Ellen, Army vet found his longtime retreat at end of the road

A strapping man who loved nature and working on his 40-acre property on Cavedale Road overlooking Sonoma Valley, Lee Chadwick Rogers was a local fire victim.

Video shows Sonoma Valley Regional Park before, during, after Nuns Fire

The images were captured on a wildlife camera by Sonoma County Regional Parks and shared on Facebook.

Cal Fire captain’s plan saved more than 2,500 homes

As the flames flared through Agua Caliente, Glen Ellen Cal Fire Capt. Sean Jerry studied the situation and said, “OK, this is what we’re going to do.”

Sonoma to gather for gratitude and light

Annual Plaza event expanded to include recognition, ‘gratitude’ in wake of fires; begins 4 p.m. Saturday.

Rain raises flooding, slide concerns

Efforts to stabilize the fire-scarred landscape against rain kicked into high gear Wednesday as a storm arrived in the region, raising the risk of mudslides, flash flooding and fallen trees.

Visitors Bureau crafts tourism recovery plan after fires

The bureau hopes a go-big-or-go-home campaign funded by Sonoma Tourism Improvement District will help draw tourists back to the Sonoma Valley following recent fires.

Fires claim 60 of local beekeeper’s sweetest hives

During the chaotic weeks of the Wine Country wildfires, sixty of Hector Alvarez’s beehives went up in smoke.

New data show Sonoma County fire damage by community

Countywide, the wildfires destroyed 6,600 structures, including 5,130 homes, according to Cal Fire.

Number of PG&E fire lawsuits growing

A Kenwood woman was the first, but now lawyers say more than 100 people are suing the utility over fire-related damage, and the number could reach thousands.

Rain on the way spurs concern about water contamination from toxic ash

A coordinated effort is underway to prevent potentially toxic ash from burned lots from washing into local watersheds.

Fires now costliest in US history

The total of insured losses from Sonoma County alone has totaled $2.8 billion so far, surpassing the 1991 Oakland Hills fire, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

99 percent containment on Sonoma County fires

'We have people out, crews are out on the line, doing mop up, checking for hot spots, securing the lines,' said Cal Fire’s Will Powers.

Inside the Glen Ellen containment area - (PHOTOS)

How wind-whipped fire hit, missed Sonoma County Parks

Tens of thousands of acres of wildlands and interface areas were blackened this past week and some are still burning, but there was also some good news on park lands that so far, have escaped unscathed.

Firefighters gain upper hand as region turns toward recovery

The progress comes nine days into the firefight across Napa and Sonoma counties, where separate infernos have charred almost 103,000 acres.

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.

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