A return to Chorro: Signs of life showing in area burned during wildfire three weeks ago

09032015 Chorro Fire Charred manzaniA charred manzanita stands with Pine Mountain in the background. (Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten)

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The Chorro Grande Trail has reopened following a wildfire that broke out along Highway 33 Aug. 2. The blaze burned 282 acres.
Three weeks after the Chorro Fire started, I hiked the trail to survey the early stages of the area’s recovery, and saw firsthand the work of firefighters and support personnel who prevented a possible disaster.

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