In his 15 years with the Santa Rosa Fire Department, Capt. Michael Musgrove isn't sure how many homes he helped save from wildfires, only that it's a lot.
"Over the years I'd have to say in the thousands," he says. But neither Musgrove nor anyone else could save his home on St. Helena Road in rural Santa Rosa from the Glass Fire last week. It is a home he had owned for exactly two days.
"This loss, I have a lot of anxiety. I'm at a loss of what to do," Musgrove says.
Much of that is because he had no fire insurance. On Monday our main focus was to get fire insurance. But Sunday is when it happened," he said.
All this is occurring around the anniversary of the death of his daughter Olivia who died unexpectedly last year at the age of 20.