Reno Wildfire Contained

    Firefighters battle a fast-moving brush fire burns in Pleasant Valley, south of Reno, Nev., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Winds gusting up to 82 mph pushed a fast-moving brush fire through a valley south of Reno on Thursday, burning several homes, threatening dozens more and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

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    Fire officials have declared the wildfire near Reno, Nev., contained after a Saturday storm brought rain, which hasn't happened there in months. Evacuations were lifted, but there are now flood warnings in the burned areas. The fire destroyed 29 homes and killed one person, a 93-year-old woman who was found dead in an apartment near where the fire started. An elderly man admitted to starting the blaze by throwing out fireplace ashes, but the victim’s family has declined to press criminal charges, saying it would “do no good.”

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