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Coffey Park is Ground Zero for California fire devastation

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An aerial view of the neighborhood. Photo: GoFundMe An aerial view of the neighborhood. Photo: GoFundMe
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -

Coffey Park was a square-mile of middle-class homes and friendly neighbors on the northern edge of Santa Rosa, California. Now it is a hellscape.

The neighborhood was among the hardest hit areas from the series of wildfires that broke out last Sunday in Northern California. Dozens died and thousands of homes were destroyed, 2,800 alone from the Tubbs Fire that scorched Santa Rosa.

At least two of the dead were killed in Coffey Park - a number that could rise once authorities sift through ash to see if there are bone fragments, teeth, medical devices or anything else that could identify human remains.

With most of their homes in ashes, Coffey Park residents now wistfully recall what was and wonder about what comes next.

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