Washoe on fire, again?
Another forum is reporting several wildfires, Mt. Rose, Six mile canyon.
States several homes lost already.
OK, non-stop coverage on local TV news.
FF hoping for rain & snow ASAP.
At 2pm it was blowing ash and cinder as far north as Oddie blvd.
I'm in the voluntary evac zone near Mt Rose hwy, and all is fine unless the wind starts back up before it rains.
The fire made it to the highway, but it was surrounded by hand crews.
2nd time this year my home owner's insurance called to see if the house was still standing. Hell, they will probably cancel me now.
Has anyone said how this one may have started?
This really sucks.....especially the number of structures lost in these last two fires.
It's so dry around here you could sneeze and start a wild fire !!
Talked to one of my friends who works in Carson. It took him 2 hours to get there via Virginia city. He was told that the gas station and the chocolate factory burnt down. Two of the guys that I work with that are in the guard got activated. It's looking pretty ugly.
I live pretty high up in Virginia Foothills but before Geiger starts winding up the grade. We had an amazing view of the fires yesterday.
From the front of the house, we can see 395 and Virginia, the new freeway extension, the Ormat geothermal plant, and Mt. Rose Hwy as it curves up into Galena.
We watched the smoke plumes for a long time before finally seeing the flames lick up over the hills. At 5:30, I thought there was no way that they were going to stop it from jumping Mt. Rose because it was moving that way so quickly.
It was just blind luck for us that the wind was blowing North-Northwest. If it had been blowing straight north or a little northeast, it would have come straight out of Pleasant Valley, up through Steamboat and into our neck of the woods.
Still, watching it come down the hill from 4 miles away was disconcerting enough! The crews did an incredible job holding the line at Mt. Rose Hwy and stopping the advance of the fire that was on the east side of 395 in the Andrew Lane area. I still don't know how they were able to do that considering the winds.
Originally Posted By nvgeologist:
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Does anybody know how the last two fires started?
Best of luck to all. I'm in Hidden Valley and had a 'great'
view of the fires yesterday evening from my living room windows.
Thank god it's raining pretty hard right now.....
You guys stay safe, hope you get the rain tonight that is coming our way.
Supposedly and old man disposing of fireplace ashes in his back yard came forth feeling extremely awful... for those of you who didn't hear.