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Children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.
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Brad Sherwood stepped out of his Santa Rosa office shortly after noon Thursday and was stopped cold. Smoke from a faraway wildfire had blown into Sonoma County, reviving the horror he experienced 13 months ago — to the very day.
The foul odor of burned trees, homes and possessions more than 100 miles away packed a visceral punch.
His Larkfield home, destroyed by the Tubbs fire — the most destructive blaze in California history — is under reconstruction, but the fires overall toll will take much longer to repair.
Those emotions are still raw, said Sherwood, a Sonoma Water employee. It doesnt take much to trigger them.
A fire has broken out this evening in Howarth Park in Santa Rosa, fire officials said. As of 6:55 p.m., the fire at the park at 630 Summerfield Road was not threatening any structures and no evacuations were in place. The fire had burned about an acre as of 6:40 p.m.