The front page of the Sept. 4, 1955, edition of The Fresno Bee detailing a Sierra Nevada wildfire that imperiled the community of Miramonte. (Turns out, Miramonte was largely saved after it appeared, on deadline Sept. 3, that it would be destroyed.)
The front page of the Sept. 4, 1955, edition of The Fresno Bee detailing a Sierra Nevada wildfire that imperiled the community of Miramonte. (Turns out, Miramonte was largely saved after it appeared, on deadline Sept. 3, that it would be destroyed.) CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
The front page of the Sept. 4, 1955, edition of The Fresno Bee detailing a Sierra Nevada wildfire that imperiled the community of Miramonte. (Turns out, Miramonte was largely saved after it appeared, on deadline Sept. 3, that it would be destroyed.) CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
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Rough fire, the prequel: A great fire raged near Sequoia-Kings Canyon 60 years ago

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George Hostetter, a Fresno Bee reporter since 1987, knows Fresno and the trappings of its government from the top of his hat to the tip of his shoes, which he wore out with round trips between the office and City Hall. George retired from The Bee in October 2015. Twitter: @georgehostetter.