Santa Rosa Fire Damage

Santa Rosa Fire Damage (Photo credit: Jay Calderon/Richard Lui/USA Today)

Major Stories: The Wine Country Wildfires

Chaos Across Three Counties

May 22, 2018 - 12:15 am

More than 40 people dead. Thousands of homes destroyed. Billions of dollars in damage.

The Wine Country wildfires that broke out on October 8, 2017 became the costliest fire disaster in California history. KCBS Radio reporters spent countless hours in the area, providing reports that helped Bay Area listeners grasp the enormity--and the human dimensions--of the event.