Like others our family was devastated by the Santa Rosa fire. We left the house 0330 and snuck back into our neighborhood around 0730. It was sunny on the drive from Rohnert Park up to Santa Rosa. As we got to Steele Lane it darkened and turned black as night. We did not think that we would be able to make it to our block, let alone our house.
What was once a quiet and quite frankly beautiful area was reduced to this campsite ash within 3 hours.
We were just approaching our 14th anniversary in the house and in those 14 years, we collected many memories as well as valuables and necessities. Our lives were in that house and it is amazing how one can go from a lovely 2-story home to the bright pile of nothingness in the pictures.
We as a family were able to get out without physical injury, but the mental aspects cannot be described.
Thank you for your consideration. It is difficult to put this together.
On a more interesting note: The pomegranate bush and the garbage cans made it.
Thank you again.
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