Scary sight: Morgan Zimmer, right, girlfriend Vanessa Plumb and Taylor Plumb prepare to evacuate their home in Linden.
Part of the recovery effort from the Aspen Fire involved collecting some of the items that have been salvaged and are in widely varying condition.
A burned car and the rubble of buildings show the fire's destructiveness along Summerhaven's main drag, where so many Tucsonans once enjoyed the mountain ambience.
Dani Hayhurst holds a picture of the interior of one of her cabins before it was destroyed by the Aspen Fire. Dani and Pat Hayhurst lost two cabins, and rebuilding, for them, is a tribute to the past.
The Aspen Fire consumes two homes close together near Phoenix Avenue and East Carter Canyon in Summerhaven.
A chimney stack is all that remains of one house, while an undamaged home is seen in the background near the intersection of Phoenix Avenue and East Carter Canyon Road.
Two neighbors were nearly overcome by smoke early Thursday morning when they entered a burning home to search for two people thought to be inside.
A 38-year-old burglar who was cornered by police for three hours in a Radio Shack’s ceiling space was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Friday.
A childcare provider was arrested Thursday by Tucson police on suspicion of child abuse after bruises were found all over the body of a 3-year-old boy in her care.
The cabins and homes rebuilding is starting in the Summerhaven area of Mt. Lemmon. Photo by Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Star, September 18, 2003.
BTO Yogurt in Continental Ranch is closing today.
A Trichocereus - the "Flying Saucer" - blooms in Mark Tylutki's yard. He converted his water-gulping landscape to a desert garden.
The front yard of Mark Tylutki's and Karen Campbell's Sam Hughes home has been converted from lawns to a colorful desert garden.
A hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus viereckii) blooms at Mark Tylutki's home.
An Echinocereus eachinopsis shows off its spring colors.
Harrisia jusberti is one type of night-blooming cereus.
Trichocereus is a popular cactus for use in desert landscapes.
"I absolutely get joy looking at it,''says Karen Campbell of the cactus garden. An orange Trichocereus is shown.
Mark Tylutki knows all of his desert garden babies by name. There is Trichocereus Flying Saucer, with a glorious pink bloom. There's tall and twisty Pedilanthus macrocarpus and Harrisia jusbertii, with stunning white blossoms that smell faintly of honeysuckle and vanilla.