Monique and Cody Walker chose Santa Rosa, California as the place to raise their five children. Then, in October 2017, the Tubbs wildfire swept across Sonoma County. The Walkers got their kids and dogs in the car, and fled for safety.
The fire destroyed their home, along with over 5,000 other structures. At the time, it was considered the most destructive wildfire in California’s history.
Monique and Cody sat down at StoryCorps two months after losing their home.
Originally aired September 21, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.
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