Lecturer Sibylla Herbrich Loses Home in Wildfire

Monday, October 16, 2017

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Despite her lack of sleep, Sibylla Herbrich walked into SF State’s Journalism Department Monday afternoon with a smile on her face, ready to teach. Monday’s lecture included how to safely photograph fires by listening to emergency scanners, understanding the code and sticking with firefighters to get closer access to the flames.

But prior to the lecture, Herbrich had some heart wrenching news to share — she suspected her house had burned to the ground earlier that morning; a probable casualty of the massive Tubbs fire that began consuming Santa Rosa late Sunday.