The Oak Leaf

Aryk Copley

Aryk Copley, Assistant Editor

Aryk is an aspiring photojournalist in his first year with The Oak Leaf. After experiencing a brain injury and a subsequent 5-year recovery, Aryk has returned to school with a matured perspective of the world. As a means to cope with the aftereffects of his injury, he developed a passion for photography. Aryk works as a freelance wedding photographer in the Sonoma County area, and maintains a propensity for full-contact weapons fighting, analog film photography, traveling, cinema and thrifting.

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A firefighter returns from digging a gap on Saint Helena Road while fire burns on the hillside.

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September 28, 2020
A firefighter observes the progress of a controlled burn on east Santa Rosa's Saint Helena Road.

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September 28, 2020
A Cal Fire crew strategically places his flare to complete a controlled burn Monday evening on Saint Helena Road in east Santa Rosa.

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September 28, 2020
A firefighter strategically places his flare to complete a controlled burn on St. Helena Road.

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September 28, 2020
The remains of a home on Mountain Hawk on Monday that burned the previous night.

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September 28, 2020
A firefighter returns on Monday to overhaul the smoldering wreckage of a home in the Skyhawk neighborhood that burned the previous night.

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September 28, 2020
Not much remains of a home on Mountain Hawk Drive after the Glass Incident fire tore through east Santa Rosa's Skyhawk neighborhood.

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September 28, 2020
A firefighter digs through the ash of a home on Mountain Hawk Drive to prevent reignition.


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September 28, 2020
The front facade of this Mountain Hawk Drive home are all that was left standing after the Glass Incident fire burned the rest in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 28.

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September 28, 2020
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