James Fire in Douglas County fully contained

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GENOA, Nev. (KOLO) - A brush fire in Douglas County is fully contained as of Thursday afternoon, according to Deputy Chief Steve Eisele with East Fork Fire.

The 270-acre James Fire, in the James Canyon area off Jacks Valley Road, north of Genoa, was reported about 12:45PM July 9, 2018.

Douglas County says the fire started with heavy construction equipment at the site of a new house.

Jacks Valley Road is back open in the fire area. Residents who had been asked to voluntarily evacuate have been told it's safe to go home.

Firefighters say about 30 structures were threatened, though none was damaged.


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