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The ruins of a home in Pleasant Valley, south of Reno, Nev. smolders as firefighters battle a wind-driven brush fire on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Winds gusting up to 82 mph pushed a fast-moving brush fire south of Reno out of control on Thursday as it burned several homes, threatened dozens more and forced more than 4,000 people to evacuate their neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Crews contain Reno fire that claimed 29 homes

January 1, 1970

Rain and snow have helped firefighters surround a brush fire near Reno that destroyed 29 homes and forced the evacuation of thousands.