Knowing that I live in Northern California, a number of photography friends have reached out to see if I am ok. I am. Our community is not.
I live in Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast and the fires have not reached our little town. My office is in Santa Rosa, however, and that community has been devastated. The Tubbs fire burned down over the mountains and reached into densely populated areas of the city. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed. As of this morning, 13 of my co-workers lost their homes.
There are 15 or so different fires burning in the Northern part of the state. Last I heard, over 100,000 acres have been lost. Homes, businesses and sadly, lives.
Firefighters and police officers from all over the state are here. We are so grateful.
People who live in Wine Country are resilient and we'll get through this. We'll be ok.