Firefighters have largely contained many of the major fires that forced thousands of residents in various parts of California to flee their homes. Some are already returning.
Bettina Boxall rounds up fire reports in the Los Angeles Times late August 16, 2009.
"Hundreds Allowed To Go Home" (AP)
"Firefighters Gain on Lockheed Fire" (San Jose Mercury News)
"Parched California Scorched" (AP)
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