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By sunset on Sunday the fire seemed to have spread to the sky itself above this ridge near the Water Wheel Campground.
Investigators believe the fire started near the road opposite the Water Wheel Campground, but haven’t yet determined a cause.
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Dodged the bullet

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.

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