OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - The Tubbs Fire, which started on Oct. 8 near Calistoga and spread to Sonoma County, was 100 percent contained today, Cal Fire said.
The fire killed 23 people in Sonoma County. It burned 36,807 acres and destroyed 6,957 structures, reducing to ash scores of homes in the Coffey Park and Fountaingrove neighborhoods in Santa Rosa and in the community of Larkfield-Wikiup, north of Santa Rosa.
The Tubbs and Nuns fires sent 4,900 people to 39 shelters in Sonoma County. They are the largest fires in California history with loses estimated at $3 billion.
Firefighters fully contained the Nuns Fire Monday night. That fire, which also broke on Oct. 8, burned 56,556 acres in both Sonoma and Napa counties, according to Cal Fire officials.