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Firefighters spent Sunday night with chain saws clearing a narrow break of cleared dirt between the burned area and Beaver Valley to prevent the heat at the fire’s edge from igniting the thick brush and renewing its assault on the forested community.
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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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