By Nick Sestanovich
Sara Bryan was set to begin a new life in August. She had recently moved from Martinez to her boyfriend’s house on Pleasants Valley Road in Winters and began teaching fifth grade at Orchard Elementary School.
Only three days into the school year, Bryan and her boyfriend had to evacuate with their home being destroyed in the LNU Lightning Complex Fire.
Brenda Hensley, a math teacher at Will C. Wood High School, also had to leave her home in Berryessa Highlands with her husband, cat and assorted belongings. Their home also burned down.