A number of local residents avoided disaster as a fast moving fire came across the face of the montain several days ago into a housing area above Dubois. Quick work and slurry drops by a bomber and 2 helicopters dropping water helped quell the fire. A number of houses were foamed and sprinklers set up on others. The fire did reach 2 houses but work and foam saved them. By night fall monday the fire was pretty well out though we have 2 other big fires in the area. Here is the Norton Point Fire[now in its third week]as seen from the Dubois golf course last night at west edge of town.