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Man Drives Down Street to Find House Was Destroyed by Wildfires: 'Like an Apocalyptic War Zone'

Playing Man Drives Down Street to Find House Was Destroyed by Wildfires: 'Like an Apocalyptic War Zone'

A homeowner gave a guided tour through hell as flames consumed an entire Santa Rosa neighborhood.

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Video shows Larry Broderick driving down his street in the Santa Rosa area to see his worst fears realized following the California wildfires. Nearly every home on his block is up in flames.

“This whole side of the block is gone,” he told Inside Edition. “No fire trucks anywhere.”

Inside Edition spoke to the father of three who said “it was pretty bad” seeing the fires and his house burn, adding, “it’s like an apocalyptic war zone.

Dramatic drone footage in daylight reveals the view from above, showing devastation as far as the eye can see.

Home after home, street after street in Santa Rosa has been reduced to rubble.

Wildfires have burned nearly 180,000 acres throughout the state, which equals about half the size of Los Angeles.

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Tammy Christiansen lived in her Santa Rosa home with her husband for more than 23 years.

"I still can't believe this happened,” she said. “As she stands in what used to be her living room, memories of her former life come rushing back. It was the home we raised our children, they went to the local school — just memories, friendships.”

By some miracle, she found her most treasured possession in a pile of ash: Her wedding ring.

“I went straight to where I knew my jewelry box was and it was there,” she said. “It means everything because at least I have something — there is nothing here anymore.”

Watch: Man Finds Home Destroyed From California Wildfires: 'It's Been Hard to See'

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