Northern California Fires Hit Home– Almost– for Suntegrity Owner
Keith, co-owner of Suntegrity, almost lost his home in the Tubbs fire. His new home, which was still under construction, was framed and the sheathing on when the fires hit.
As the winds reached 70 mph in Sonoma County, it was obvious that things were getting bad quickly. The fire and smoke came over the ridge, obscuring fire on the northwest side.
“We loaded our car with our irreplaceable treasures and our dog Bandit for evacuation,” said Keith.
“Our neighbor was unaware of the fire. We helped them load their vehicles with their infant daughter, dogs and family heirlooms. They got out safely but sadly lost their home. We were fortunate to save ours.”
Keith spent many hours and days returning to his new home site, putting out spot fires, watering down the roof, clearing for a fire break. The fire fighters spent countless hours in his neighborhood. They proved themselves beyond excellent in their ability to handle such extreme conditions. Keith and his family were able to provide doughnuts and food for the fire fighters.
Many of Keith’s neighbors lost their homes. Keith has since completed his new home and is now glad to be able to help others rebuild theirs. Below are some of the pictures Keith took during the Tubbs fire of 2017.