Firefighters knock down wildfire burning in Genoa

The scene of a fire burning in Genoa on June 17, 2022.
The scene of a fire burning in Genoa on June 17, 2022.(Jenn and Tim Gorsuch)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 3:50 PM PDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:20 PM PDT
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: According to the Nevada Division of Emergency Management, the fire is now out.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuations in the Genoa area Friday afternoon after a reported wildfire.

The sheriff’s office asked people to avoid Genoa and the Jacks Valley roadways, and said a wireless alert had been sent to residents in the Trail Court area to evacuate.

Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol Division is assisting the Carson City Sheriff’s Office with traffic control. U.S. 395 at Jacks Valley Road and U.S. 395 at SR 206 (Genoa Lane) is closed.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now on this developing story.

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