M.G. Siegler

276 days ago

Wine Country fires: An unstoppable, deadly inferno’s first hours


His crew had just finished putting out a grass fire when Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner’s radio crackled at about 10 p.m. The wildlife preserve set in Sonoma County’s thickly wooded hills was just 6 miles away, and Gossner knew that it was a uniquely dangerous spot.