Firefighters battle a 400-acre brush fire in south Reno, Nev., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The fire raged through more than 400 acres, claimed at least one life, injured several others, destroyed dozens of homes and blanketed Reno and its suburban enclaves in a fiery curtain as violent winds sidelined firefighters and rescue helicopters. ((AP Photo/Cathleen Allison))
November 20, 2011 12:08:52 PM PST
By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
RENO - November 20, 2011 --
Austin and Sarah Hardage's home is burned to its foundations - the sad aftermath of an early-morning conflagration that raged through an area of southwest Reno.