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Firefighters, police officers and Healdsburg city staff gather Friday, Nov. 8 at the Healdsburg Plaza on the night of

Evacuating Healdsburg: My experience fleeing home during the Kincade Fire

December 12, 2019

I had tears streaming down my face and my hands were shaking — I feared what would come next. Healdsburg was under mandatory evacuation. I wondered if it would burst into flames and if I would return to a pile of ash instead of my hometown. The Kinc...

Kincade Fire Gallery

Kincade Fire Gallery

December 12, 2019

Overview by Zane Zinkl High winds, dry brittle ground and low humidity combined on the evening of Oct. 23 to ignite the Kincade Fire in northeastern Sonoma County near Alexander Valley. During the next two weeks, the fire burned 77,758 acres, destroyed 360 structur...

Firefights huddle in the driveway of a house on Gloria Drive after putting out flames.

Gloria Drive fire alarms Santa Rosa residents

October 30, 2019

Santa Rosa Fire Department put out a garage fire started by a clothing dryer malfunction today on Gloria Drive in Santa Rosa.  Residents were scared when Santa Rosa Fire Department arrived on the scene due to the nearby threat of Kincade Fire. "I t...

Smoke and steam rise from fire at the entrance to River Rock Casino after fire helicopters dropped gallons of water.

Possible hazardous materials in Kincade fire at River Rock Casino

October 24, 2019

Firecrews struggled Thursday afternoon to contain the blazes that stretched along Alexander Valley Road all the way through Dry Creek Rancheria, including a possible hazardous materials fire outside River Rock Casino. The hazmat fire refused to be extinguished d...

SRJC students respond to Kincade fire

SRJC students respond to Kincade fire

October 24, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College students share their thoughts about Kincade fire and its influence on student life. Extra footage by Téa Lindsey and Abraham Fuentes For more coverage of the Kincade Fire, click here....

The exterior of a Windsor tract home remains surrounded by the ashes of personal belongings and outside furniture on Brooks Road.

Kincade fire blog-style coverage

October 24, 2019

The Oak Leaf will provide ongoing updates on Sonoma County’s Kincade fire. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1:49 p.m. Santa Rosa Junior College is unable to disburse financial aid funds to financial aid recipients as planned on Oct. 30 due to campus closings i...

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