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Threat Eased In Topaz Fire

An 8600-acre forest fire near Lake Topaz on the California-Nevada border is giving a break to homeowners. Fire officials say the blaze moved away from two hundred and fifty homes yesterday. A spokesman says the fire shifted uphill toward an uninhabited area.

Authorities have now reopened Highway 395, which had been closed at Bridgeport. 89 is still closed over Monitor pass.