September 2, 2009
GRAB YOUR STUFF: Hundreds of residents fled Beaver Valley and Whispering Pines, with only a few minutes to pack their cars. Here, people ease past the roadblock on Houston Mesa Road, with a thick column of smoke rising from where the brush and trees are burning a quarter-mile from Beaver Valley.
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Rain, winds firefighters trap 773-acre blaze as evacuees return home
Residents of Beaver Valley cheered at a Forest Service briefing in the high school gym last night when they learned that not only did their homes survive a fierce, wind-whipped fire on Sunday, but they could all go home as of 9 p.m. Monday night.