Monique Walker & Cody Walker
DescriptionMonique 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.
Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired September 21, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.