September 2, 2014
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. -- Firefighters are trying to put out a wild land fire that started southeast of Gardnerville Sunday afternoon. Sierra Front reports the fire, located in the Pinenut Range, was started by lightning. They are calling it the "Springs Fire."
Flames are spreading at a moderate rate because of winds in the area, but no buildings are immediately threatened. In all, more than 100 people are working to put the fire out.
KOLO 8 News Now has received a number of phone calls from people who can see fire and smoke. People in both Virginia City and on E. Valley Road outside of Gardnerville can see the smoke, and people in the Indian Hills neighborhood can see flames.
Another confirmed small fire is in the north Sweetwater area, south of Smith Valley. Units are on the scene of that fire and can handle it with no additional resources.