Couple Who Died in North Bay Fire to Be Remembered

Suiko and Arthur Grant with their daughter Trina.

SANTA ROSA — A celebration of life is planned for Suiko and Arthur Grant, who are among more than 40 people who perished as a result of the wildfires that continue to rage in Northern California.

The Grants were victims of the Tubbs Fire, which ran through northern Santa Rosa late Sunday and early Monday, killing at least 18 people as it leveled entire neighborhoods.

Trina Grant of Denver told The New York Times that her 95-year-old father and 75-year-old mother apparently tried to leave the area by car, but a fallen telephone pole and downed power lines blocked the narrow route to and from their hilltop home on Riebli Road. They hid in with their dog in the wine cellar and were asphyxiated as the fire burned the house to the foundation, consuming all of the available oxygen.