SONOMA, CA — The worst is finally over for the residents of Sonoma County, as the Kincade fire is nearing 90% containment.
It took 2 weeks for 1,400 firefighters, with more than 60 fire trucks on the ground, to battle the blaze that scorched 77,000 acres and destroyed 374 homes and structures.
Now that all the evacuation orders have been lifted, a new reality will begin to settle in for those affected by the wildfires
As majority of evacuees returned to their home safe and unscathed, there are still hundreds who go home to see destruction, just like this.
Residents could be seen returning to their properties to assess them — predicting that they probably won’t be able to move back until next year.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the Kincade fire.
PG&E did admit to state regulators that one of its 230,000-volt transmission lines had an outage shortly before the fire started.
Now a federal judge is demanding that the utility company provide more information and answers surrounding the wildfire, as affected residents try to pick up the pieces and bring back normalcy into their lives.