Santa Rosa Resident Tours Property, Home Destroyed by Tubbs Fire

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 11, 201721 views
Published: October 11, 2017

A Santa Rosa, California, resident toured his property on October 9 after his home and belongings were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire. The Tubbs Fire alone destroyed more than 500 buildings and 11 people were killed, according to local reports. The uploader, listed as Chuckles Garage, wrote in the description about the “absolute destruction.” “We had very little warning and left with just the clothes on our backs, and our two dogs. We lost all of our belongings including all of our family heirlooms, all of my home shop equipment and tools, all of our clothes, all of Olivias [sic] toys and books, all of our cars except for our Honda,” the description said. “A fully restored 1963 Fairlane 500, A fully restored 1962 Buick Lesabre, a mint crazy lowile Lexus SC300, and our tow rig a 1997 Dodge 3500 Diesel. All of our vehicles exploded in the firestorm. The truck landed 200 feet away in the park. We literally have a leased car and some clothes we left with.” Reporters for the Los Angeles Times covered the lack of warning residents were given as 16 wildfires tore through neighborhoods in Northern California. First responders couldn’t get to homes quickly enough, and an emergency alert system did not work properly after more than 70 cellular sites were already destroyed or damaged by fires. Credit: YouTube/Chuckles Garage via Storyful

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