SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has identified three more Santa Rosa residents who died in the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County last month.
They are Marjorie Lenore Schwartz, 68, Tak Fu Hung, 101, and Michael Charles Grabow, 40.
According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Hung, was identified Thursday. His granddaughter told the newspaper that her grandfather fought the Communists in China's 1949 revolution. He told his 76-year-old wife to flee, but he only got to the front door of his burning home before telling his wife he couldn't make it.
"He told her, 'Just go," Rosanne O'Hara said by phone from San Francisco.
"He would not make it. He could not make it."
It was reported back on October 11 that Rachel Ingram, a friend of Grabow's, sobbed as she searched shelters and called hospitals for him. His Santa Rosa home was destroyed.
She plastered social media with photos of the bearded man as she drove up Highway 101 in her pickup.
Privacy rules, she said, prevented shelters from releasing information.
"You can only really leave notes and just try and send essentially a message in a bottle," she said.
At the time, Ingram said she hoped Grabow was simply without a phone or cell service.
Twenty-one of the 23 Sonoma County residents who died in the fire have been identified, and DNA will be used to identify the remaining two people, sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Crum said.
The Tubbs Fire started Oct. 8 near Calistoga in Napa County and quickly spread to Sonoma County.
Bay City News Service and Associated Press contributed to this report