This story originally appeared in the Press Democrat.


A war zone, is frequently used to describe the appearance of the fire ravaged neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by the Tubbs, Atlas, Nuns and Adobe fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. Many well-known businesses, schools and local landmarks have been erased from the landscape.

The most recent Press Democrat estimate of the homes and structures lost in the Santa Rosa neighborhoods of Coffey Park and Fountaingrove show more than twice the official number still being claimed days after the still-active Tubbs fire raced through.

At least 1,000 homes and structures were lost in Coffey Park, including entire blocks along Barnes Road and Hopper Avenue.

In Fountaingrove, at least 500 homes along the winding, formerly tree-lined street are destroyed.

A number of local businesses have been reduced to rubble including Willi’s Wine Bar, the historic Fountaingrove Round Barn, and Kmart. Countless others have been badly damaged.

Click through our gallery of before and after images to see how much the landscape has changed.

-Staff writer Randi Rossmann contributed to this report.

This story originally appeared in the Press Democrat.