Fire north of Carson City started after RAVEN landing

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- A brush fire was ignited in Washoe Valley after the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN helicopter hit a power line and had to make an emergency landing Saturday.

There is a fire on Duck Hill north of Carson City. Photo by Rebecca Kitchen/KOLO.

The chopper was providing support for Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Carson City and had a Secret Service agent on board, the FAA reports.

It happened just before 3PM October 27, 2018 and I-580 was closed for the first few hours of the fire fight.

NV Energy reports more than 200 residents in the Lakeview area also lost power temporarily.

The fire burned about fight acres before reaching full containment.

No injuries were reported.


WCSO RAVEN helicopter sits alongside I-580 after emergency landing