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Wildfire chars Santa Rosa trailer park in ‘blink of an eye’

By in Press Enterprise on October 10, 2017

By The Associated Press

JONATHAN J. COOPER and BRIAN MELLEY

SANTA ROSA — Nancy Cook’s dogs sounded the alarm in the middle of the night and she looked out the window to see the flames about a mile away. She never thought they’d reach the Journey’s End trailer park she called home.

  • Nancy Cook, manager of the Journey’s End mobile home park, points to damage on the property Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Jim Cook, manager of the Journey's End mobile home park, picks up an American flag that fell from a flagpole during a fire on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California early Monday, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Jim Cook, manager of the Journey’s End mobile home park, picks up an American flag that fell from a flagpole during a fire on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California early Monday, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Jim Cook, manager of the Journey's End mobile home park, walks through what remains of his home on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Jim Cook, manager of the Journey’s End mobile home park, walks […]    

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