Ordeal in Oak Park

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers THE DAY AFTER—Hikers climb a burned mountainside above Smokey Ridge Avenue in Oak Park where an antenna is located.

As fire approached the homes in Oak Park last week, pockets of residents gathered outside and shared information about the frightening ordeal.
Jackie Beuzieron said she had been watching news reports since Wednesday evening. At 4:30 a.m., she said her family packed and were on stand-by for evacuation.
“We could see the flames from t...

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