Date: 10/8/17 Credit: RockHouse Images
Smoke rises from the catastrophic damage left by the fires that ravaged neighborhoods in Santa Rosa. The fires destroyed 5% of Santa Rosa’s housing leaving many residents displaced. Aerial footage captures homes that continue to burn while their neighboring buildings lie completely demolished. The death count rose to 40 people though many still remain missing. Fire trucks and emergency vehicles arrive to find an impossible task unable to contain the fires that have already devoured home after home. Lone trees stand in their place, having survived the worst of it. All the while cars circle the streets as evacuees come back to survey the damage done to their homes.