SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- A lot has been written about the night the North Bay went up in flames.
But, now we are seeing a new perspective: a bus superintendent trying to save senior citizens - many in wheelchairs.
Smoke was thick, and nerves were frayed as residents of the Brookdale Fountaingrove Center waited to get on a CityBus on October 9.
The disaster was quickly unfolding, and time was at a premium.
There were too many wheelchairs for the bus to handle.
Rescuers had to carry and secure them as best they could.
Passengers were terrified.
Then came the hard part: getting to shelter.
Fires surrounded the roadway. Flames were consuming every home.
Steve Roraus told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat it felt like a "big witch's cauldron."
CityBus helped evacuate hundreds of people that night.
The so-called Tubbs fire burned parts of Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties.
It was the most destructive wildfire in California history.