Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:30 PM by Adam Bell
Updated: Jul 10, 2012 3:37 PM
For residents of the Mammoth community, today was a time to pick up the pieces and get things back to normal.
Residents evacuated two weeks ago because of the Pony Fire were able to travel up the South Boulder River Road and get home.
Residents who returned home said it looks like everything in town is intact.
The opening of the road was announced this weekend during a public meeting in Pony.
Firefighters who are busy working the west flank of the fire have asked the residents to keep an eye out for fire equipment on the road.
After surviving this disaster, the community of Mammoth is considering the creation of its own fire district.
The Pony Fire is now listed as 100% contained.
The fire started June 24 and was one of the first blazes to break out as the new fire season started amid high winds and hot temperatures two weeks ago. It burned 5,157 acres and is the last of that first wave of wildfires to be controlled.