In Sonoma County, some flee, some defy continuing blaze

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SFGate—As strong winds whipped smoke into an ominous haze and threatened to spread flames to new ground Wednesday, the people of fire-ravaged Sonoma Valley waited. Some stood at roadblocks sealing off their still-smoking neighborhoods, waiting to see what was left. Others sat inside homes they had drenched with water, waiting to meet the flames head-on, while many more languished at evacuation centers, hoping for good news. Exhausted and shaken, all were waiting for...

In Sonoma County, some flee, some defy continuing blaze. As strong winds spread smoke into an ominous haze and threatened to push flames to new ground Wednesday, the people of fire-ravaged Sonoma Valley waited. Some stood at roadblocks sealing off their still-smoking neighborhoods, waiting to see what was left. Others sat inside homes they had drenched with water, waiting to meet the flames head-on, while many more languished at evacuation centers, hoping for good news. Exhausted and shaken, all were waiting for an...

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