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‘Monster of a fire’

Firefighters put out hot spots in South Lake Tahoe Wednesday afternoon. California officials estimated the fire had caused $150 million in damage and forced 2,000 people from their homes. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Signs such as this one are beginning to appear around the Lake Tahoe area. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Jody Marvel, a firefighter brought in from Reno to help control the Angora fire, mops up some hotspots at a house that burned on Lake Tahoe Boulevard. (Mark Boster / LAT)
South Lake Tahoe Fire Department Division Chief Russ Dow, left, helps friend Kathy Lilygren sift through the ashes of her house. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Residents run for safety as the Angora fire approaches homes in South Lake Tahoe Tuesday afternoon. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Lidia Zuniga, left, runs with her posessions as she evacuates her South Lake Tahoe home Tuesday afternoon. The Angora fire jumped a perimeter, forcing a new round of evacuations, officials said. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Jean and Jim Collins and their dog Lexi were among a group of evacuees who were allowed back home. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Law enforcement officials and firefighters gather along Route 89 to plan evacuations as the Angora fire threatens South Lake Tahoe homes Tuesday afternoon. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
A firefighter takes a break after working to control the fire near homes next to South Lake Tahoe High School Tuesday afternoon. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Longtime Tahoe resident Sue Abrams shouts during a town hall meeting Monday night, where residents decried delays in clearing trees and brush. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Jimi Lasquete, executive chef for a South Lake Tahoe restaurant, uses a bucket to wet down the roof of his business after the Angora fire flared up Tuesday afternoon. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
A burned car is another victim of the Angora fire. The blaze was about 40% contained by Monday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Firefighters work to save homes in the area of Meyers, near South Lake Tahoe Sunday afternoon. (Cathleen Allison / Nevada Appeal)