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Napa evacuee's near Silverado Trail return to check on farm animals

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Police in Napa near the Silverado trail have spent hours escorting evacuated residents to their homes to see what the fire has left behind. (KGO-TV )

Police in Napa near the Silverado trail have spent hours escorting evacuated residents to their homes to see what the fire has left behind. They had a few minutes to grab some belongings and take care of animals they haven't seen since Sunday night.

Megan doesn't want her last name used, but she let ABC7 News follow her to the family ranch, where she brought bags of feed for the goats and chickens they had to leave behind.

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"There are no words to describe the thankfulness and emotion of now," said Megan.

Thanks to favorable winds, and a crew of hotshot firefighters from San Bernardino County, their house and livestock were saved.

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"We were fortunate that big bear hotshots were here and other we love were here and fighting for the ranch," said Megan.

Residents on the Napa side of The Atlas Fire in The Silverado Trail and Monticello Park areas were allowed to return home just long enough to grab medicine and treasured belongings and check on animals. But, they had to have a police escort.

This is the first chance Alan Kushman has had to check on his house and his chickens since the fire kicked into high gear.

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"I didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal, but there you go. Thank god, look at that," said Alan Kushman, a Napa Evacuee.

Many homes in the area aren't still here. Some burned, others were spared seemingly without rhyme or reason.

Those whose homes were spared are trying to help those whose homes were not.

"We have friends who lost everything. We're just fortunate to still have our home and we want to help them in any way we can," said Teri Stevens, a Napa evacuee.

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