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Santa Rosa comes to terms with devastation's scale

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - After the fires had roared through, Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano drove through the wreckage of Santa Rosa's Larkfield-Wikiup neighborhood.

Twisted beams and garage doors crumpled like old newspapers had replaced street after street of tidy homes. The hubcaps from charred cars had melted into rivulets of gleaming aluminum that pooled in the gutters.

"I don't even think I understand what the damage toll is going to be, and I have a better handle on it than most," Giordano told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "Santa

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